UGA baseball: Freshman Kyle Carter to transfer

Freshman Carter to transfer
Kyle Carter’s Georgia career has come to an end before it really started.
Georgia baseball spokesman Christopher Lakos confirmed that Carter is no longer a member of the Bulldogs baseball program early Friday morning.

Carter, who was arrested twice during the fall semester, will seek a transfer for the spring semester, his father told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

Carter, an outfielder-pitcher from Columbus, was arrested on weapons charges in August after alegedly threatening a woman with a baseball bat in his dorm room. Last month he was arrested for underage possession of alcohol.

Carter’s father Richard told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that Carter has decided to transfer to a junior college instead of face a 20-game suspension at Georgia. Carter went undrafted last summer but would be eligible for the Major League Draft again after completing a season in junior college or he could transfer to another collegiate program.

“Kyle said that he didn’t go to the University of Georgia to ride the bench,” Richard Carter told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

Carter had been one of the standout freshmen during fall workouts and was predicted to figure heavily into the Bulldogs’ outfield and bullpen this spring. Carter is a former high school and Little League standout from Columbus. He played on the 2006 Columbus team that won the Little League World Series.