Florida Gulf Coast Pitcher Transfers to LSU
BATON ROUGE — Chris Cahill, a right-handed pitcher at Florida Gulf Coast University, has transferred to LSU and will enroll later this month. Cahill, who is eligible to compete this season as a junior, will join his new teammates on August 20, when the Tigers hold their first team meeting in Alex Box Stadium.
Cahill, a native of Orlando, Fla., posted a 3-0 mark and a 3.09 ERA in 23.1 innings last season for Florida Gulf Coast, a four-year institution located in Fort Myers. The 6-2, 205-pound hurler made 12 appearances (two starts), recording 14 walks, 27 strikeouts, three saves and a .198 opponent batting average.
Cahill recorded a 4-2 mark and a 2.85 ERA as a Florida Gulf Coast freshman in 2003, registering 50 strikeouts in 41 innings with a .201 opponent batting average.
LSU, which has advanced to the College World Series and achieved a final Top 10 ranking in each of the past two seasons, is scheduled to welcome a 13-man signing class to campus on August 20.
Pitchers joining the LSU program along with Cahill are right-handers Eric English of Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Fla.; Edgar Ramirez of Florida International University in Miami; Brady Dugas of East Ascension High School in Gonzales, La.; Chase Dardar of Delgado Community College in New Orleans; Nolan Cain of Tate High School in Cantonment, Fla.; and left-hander Ryan Byrd of Denham Springs (La.) High School.
The Tigers’ new position players include infielders Michael Hollander of Jesuit High School in New Orleans; Keegan McCamment of Greensburg (Ind.) High School; J.P. Padron of Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas; Brett Sager of Nova High School in Davie, Fla.; outfielder/first baseman Kade Keowen of Central High School in Baton Rouge; and outfielder Trey Simon of Destrehan (La.) High School.
Five of the Tigers’ signees have joined major-league clubs and will not enroll at LSU. Those players include outfielder Reid Brignac of St. Amant (La.) High School; pitcher Blake Johnson of Parkview Baptist High School in Baton Rouge; shortstop Derrick Arnold of Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College; pitcher Bobby Cassevah of Pace (Fla.) High School; and pitcher Anthony Swarzak of Nova High School in Davie, Fla.
LSU may continue to sign prospects until August 23, when the fall semester commences.