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Baseball's Gagg Granted Waiver; Eligible for the 2009 Season

Baseball's Gagg Granted Waiver; Eligible for the 2009 Season

CONWAY, S.C. – Coastal Carolina University senior righthanded pitcher Bobby Gagg (Hamburg, N.J./Wallkill) has been ruled eligible by the Big South Conference today (Feb. 11). Gagg received an absence waiver from the Big South’s Compliance Committee, allowing him to pitch for the Chanticleers in 2009. Gagg was participating in team practice when it started Feb. 1.   The Hamburg, N.J., native carries a 22-6 overall record in three years with the Chanticleers. He has a 2.90 earned-run average and 187 strikeouts in 273.1 innings pitched. Gagg was an All-Big South First Team selection in 2008, going 6-3 with a 3.28 ERA and just 10 walks in 85 innings pitched. Gagg’s breakout year occurred in 2007, going 12-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 84 strikeouts. He was the Big South’s Pitcher of the Year and a Second Team All-American selection by Collegiate Baseball. Gagg currently is fourth in Coastal Carolina history in ERA in the Division I era and tied for ninth in total wins.   Coastal Carolina opens the 2009 season Friday, Feb. 20, facing Southern Illinois in the Caravelle Resort Tournament at Watson Stadium/Vrooman Field. First pitch is at 4 p.m.