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NCAA could deny baseball’s Doxey senior season

Wolverines outfielder Kirk Doxey may be ruled ineligible for his senior season by the NCAA, the Daily Herald reported.

 

The potential suspension comes due to a summer league Doxey played in just before his freshman year. At the time, he was not yet been enrolled at Utah Valley University.

 

Doxey could not be reached for comment, and Wolverines head coach Eric Madsen declined to speak on the matter until the NCAA has announced a decision.

 

Doxey, a six-foot, right-hander out of Springville, UT, batted .289 in 2011 and led the team with an on-base percentage of .445, leading to his 45 runs scored (third on the team).

 

The suspension would force Madsen to either shift an existing player into Doxey’s starting spot, if a new rotation player altogether. Last season the Wolverines boasted five outfielders on their roster, though none of them graduated this summer.

 

The suspension would prematurely end what had been a positive success story. Doxey made the team as a walk-on before making his way into the starting lineup. As a freshman in 2009, he led the Wolverines in home runs, including three in one game against Air Force.

 

With baseball season some time in coming, the NCAA could wait months before announcing a decision.

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