Sophomore catcher Connor Lynch and senior pitcher Clay Dalton are not permitted to come back to the team due to what head coach Danny Hall described as “conduct detrimental to the team.”
Hall did not release specifics on the matter according to a report from The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Lynch played in 10 games with seven starts this season after making 24 starts as a freshman, and was considered one of the top prospects in the state and one of the top catchers in the country during his time at Pope High School.
He was named to the Class AAAAA All-State team in 2011 and was part of coach Jeff Rowland’s 2009 state championship team.
Before dismissal, he hit three homeruns, had six RBIs and had a .192 batting average through 10 games, including seven starts.
Dalton played at North Cobb for coach Tom Callahan, and helped the Warriors advance to the 2008 state semifinals before falling to eventual state champion Brookwood.
In 2007 and 2008 he was an Class AAAAA All-State selection by the AJC and was considered a top-50 prospect.
He made 37 career appearances for the Yellow Jackets, all in relief, for an ERA of 3.48.