Gainesville High standout left-handed pitcher Jonathan Gettys has been released from the school’s baseball program following his arrest last week on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on the wrong side of the road.
Red Elephants coach Jeremy Kemp confirmed Tuesday that the senior Gettys was no longer part of the team, but declined further comment.
According to Cpl. A.J. Allen of the Georgia State Patrol, Gettys was driving a 2007 Dodge Durango on the wrong side of the roadway Friday near Georgia Highway 283 and Oak Harbor Drive when he struck the front of a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer.
No serious injuries were reported, according to Allen, but the driver of the Lancer was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment.
Gettys signed last fall to play at Louisiana State University next year. The hard-throwing pitcher has also been projected to be a high draft pick during the MLB draft in June.
As a junior, Gettys was a key part of Gainesville’s state runner-up finish in Class AAAAA, going 12-3 with a 0.85 ERA and 131 strikeouts in 82 1/3 innings.
Gettys pitched his third career no-hitter in a five-inning 10-0 win against Apalachee on March 2.
Gainesville (17-4, 14-2 Region 8-AAAAA) is tied for first place in Region 8-AAAAA with Winder-Barrow.