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TCU baseball player accused of drunkenly punching two people

TCU pitcher Preston Guillory is accused of drunkenly punching two people on a bus over the weekend. (Star-Telegram/ Richard W. Rodriguez)
TCU pitcher Preston Guillory is accused of drunkenly punching two people on a bus over the weekend. (Star-Telegram/ Richard W. Rodriguez) Star-Telegram

A TCU baseball player is accused of drunkenly punching a man and a woman on a party bus over the weekend, Fort Worth police said.

Preston Guillory, 22, was arrested early Saturday morning on two charges of assault causing bodily injury and one charge of public intoxication. Guillory was on a bus back to campus from the Vee Lounge in downtown Fort Worth when the incident occured, police said.

“He was drunk and began swinging at a few folks,” Fort Worth officer Tamara Pena said. “[He] hit one guy and a girl with his wild swings.”

The two assault charges would be Class A misdemeanors. As of Monday morning, charges had not been formally filed by the Tarrant County district attorney’s office. TCU officials could not be reached immediately for comment.

Guillory, a senior pitcher from Baton Rouge, La., was out of jail Monday after posting $5,000 bail. He played an integral role in TCU’s run to the College World Series last year. The right-hander made 20 appearances in relief, allowing one earned run in 26  1/3 innings.

Guillory transferred to TCU from Panola College in Carthage before last season.

He is the second TCU baseball player arrested this semester. Connor Beck, a sophomore from Midland, was charged with DWI in September.

Beck was suspended indefinitely from the program and does not appear on the team’s online roster. Guillory, who pitched during TCU’s fall scrimmage Nov. 4, remained on the roster Monday morning.

Ryan Osborne: 817-390-7684, @RyanOsborneFWST

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