Northwestern pitcher and opening day starter Joe Schindler has been suspended indefinitely by the team for violation of team rules, the program confirmed to Inside NU Sunday. The news was first reported by the Daily Northwestern.
The program's official statement:
Joe Schindler violated team rules and has been suspended indefinitely, due to head coach Spencer Allen’s decision. Coach Allen will be made available to comment further on the situation at Tuesday’s weekly media availability.
Schindler had a 3-5 record last season, posting a 6.31 ERA in 55.2 innings pitched, but was coming off of five shutout innings in his first start of the season against Nevada in Northwestern's season opening win. He did not pitch this weekend against Pacific.
Northwestern currently sits at 4-4 on the season after splitting a four game series this weekend against Pacific. Options to help replace Schindler in his absence include Reed Mason, who has started two games this year and come out of the bullpen once and currently has a 2.08 ERA. Pete Hofman, Justin Yoss and Josh Davis round out the rotation.