Cajuns All-American P Gunner Leger Announces He’ll Return For Senior Season
All-American Louisiana Ragin' Cajun LHP Gunner Leger surprised and excited many today with his announcement that he'll return for his senior season.
Leger, who many expected to be drafted anywhere between rounds 8 and 16, was in contact with several teams last night, but apparently didn't get an offer he felt was worth taking.
He took to his twitter page to detail his decision, stating the following:
I want to announce I will be returning for my senior year at UL. The opportunities that presented themselves in the 7th, 8th, and 9th round of the draft were not worth another year in front of 5,000 at the Tigue!
All MLB teams were informed of my decision early this morning. I am excited about the future of the team and am looking forward to wearing the red and black again! Congratulations to all my teammates that were selected! Thank you to everyone who supported me to this point!
And finally thank you to Cajun nation... the greatest college baseball fans in the country!
Cajun fans are excited the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year will be back in 2018.
With a 1.97 ERA, the Golden Spikes Award semi-finalists is one of the best players in college baseball. Louisiana fans get to enjoy his pitching for one more year.
Despite his announcement, the Miami Marlins still selected Leger in the 26th round of the MLB Draft, knowing he'd already informed teams he would not be signing anywhere once he made the decision to return to UL for his senior year.