Pelicans OF suspended over performance enhancing drugs

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) A outfielder on the roster for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans has been suspended without pay for allegedly using performance enhancing drugs.

Jacob Michael Skole, a 20-year old from Woodstock, GA, was drafted 15th overall by the Texas Rangers in 2010, and has played in four different leagues since that time. Standing over 6 feet tall, Skole was named CAR Player of the Week in May 2012 and SAL Player of the Week in June 2011.

Following the accusations that Skole has been using performance enhancing drugs, he has been suspended from play for the next 50 games without pay.

ESPN reports that Skole tested positive for the drugs a few weeks ago and tried to appeal those results, but Skole's suspension was enacted Friday despite his attempts.

According to the sports website, general manager Jon Daniel's said. "It is what it is. He made a mistake that's what the system is for. He'll serve his punishment.

Skole is 1-for-37 in his last 12 games. His status is listed as 'temporarily inactive.'

WMBF News Sports Director Jason Belk will have the latest on this developing situation on WMBF News at 6.

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