A Mississippi State pitcher has gotten himself into trouble the same week the Bulldogs are slated to begin their season.
Zane Stephens, a freshman from Suwannee High in Florida, was arrested and charged with a DUI on Sunday, per a report from The Clarion Ledger, which obtained that information from the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office.
No additional details have been released about the arrest, which was made by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
The 5-foot-11, 163-pound right-hander was named a Top 500 player for the Class of 2017 by Perfect Game. Stephens, 19, is expected to have a role out of the bullpen this season, according to The Clarion Ledger.
Mississippi State, ranked No. 23 in the Baseball America Top 25 preseason rankings, begins its season with a three-game series against No. 21 Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Friday.
The Bulldogs are one of eight SEC teams to open the season ranked by Baseball America, more than any conference. Defending national champion Florida is No. 1, joined by three other teams in the top 10: Arkansas (No. 4), Kentucky (No. 8) and Texas A&M (No. 10).
Also making the cut are Ole Miss (No. 16), national runner-up LSU (No. 17) and Vanderbilt (No. 18).