SC coach: 2 dismissed players apologized to team after arrests

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A pitcher from Marietta is one of two South Carolina freshman baseball players kicked off the team following their arrests on burglary charges.

Coach Ray Tanner said Tuesday that the two apologized to teammates, coaches and the school but gave no other explanation.

Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall and pitcher Nick Fuller were dismissed Monday.

Fuller, a third-round pick in the Major League Baseball draft last spring, was accused of stealing 31-hundred dollars from an assistant coach's locker and shattering a window to break into an academic center to take three laptop computers, according to university police incident reports. Fuller was also charged with breaking into a dorm room with Chisenhall and taking a flat-screen TV, a PlayStation 3 system and several games.

Chisenhall, from Newport, North Carolina, started 19 games and was hitting .313 with one home run and 13 RBI's. He was drafted by Pittsburgh in the 11th round last June.

Fuller, a right-hander from Marietta, hadn't allowed a hit or run in five relief innings. He had seven strikeouts and seven walks in his six appearances.

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