The bigger news is that Perno booted Freshman JT Phillips after his arrest on Friday night for DUI. We can presume this wasn't Phillips' first breach of something with the coach, as Perno was pretty direct about it:
“He’s not with us, that’s for sure,” Perno said. “Just the thought that the night before the biggest doubleheader of the season and he puts himself in a situation like that. He doesn’t care about this team or this program. He’s dismissed. ... That makes my decision easy. I think our kids couldn’t care less. They’re disappointed, too. It’s unfortunate. It’s probably why we’ve sputtered as much as we have because we’ve probably had some guys that haven’t been with us. They’re just front-runners and don’t have what it takes to be successful at this level. I hate it for J.T. But he made it too easy.”Either that or the frustration of a tough season is taking it's toll.