BLOG: Ole Miss pitcher arrested on DUI charge
Published 12:21 pm Monday, April 11, 2016
Andy Pagnozzi was arrested by an officer with the University Police Department and booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center at 12:57 Friday morning on the charge of DUI-first offense, according to the booking log. Pagnozzi was released on bail at 6 a.m., according to the log.
Pagnozzi, who got the win in the Rebels’ series finale against Arkansas on Sunday, is scheduled to appear in justice court on April 26.
“We are aware of the matter, and from a team standpoint, it has been handedly internally,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said in a statement released through the school. “We understand the seriousness of the situation and address it with fitting consequences when instances like this occur.”
A true freshman right-hander, Pagnozzi is 5-1 with a 3.18 earned run average and 22 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings this season, the third-most innings of any pitcher on staff. He’s made three starts but threw 2 1/3 innings in relief Sunday against his homestate school, allowing two earned runs on two hits while fanning three in Ole Miss’ 8-7 win.
Pagnozzi signed with the Rebels out of Fayetteville (Arkansas) High, where he was named a Louisville Slugger first-team All-American in 2015 by Baseball America.
Ole Miss will be back in action at home Wednesday against Southern Miss at 6:30 p.m.