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Matt Gibbs
Matt Gibbs

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Upper Arlington

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
02/14/1992

Bats/Throws:
R/R



08/18/2014

Johnson & Wood Help Summer League Teams Win Titles

Rising juniors part of championship winners in Coastal Plain & Northwoods Leagues.

06/04/2014

Season Recap: Close Games & Extra-Inning Affairs Abundant

Boilermakers play one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country.

05/28/2014

Summer Wood Bat League Placements for Returning Boilers

Four Purdue duos to remain teammates this summer.

05/21/2014

Purdue's Most Memorable Games of 2014

Top 10 list & 10 honorable mention additions include all eight extra-inning affairs.

05/17/2014

Boilermakers Split Season-Ending Doubleheader with Iowa

Downs did not issue a walk & induced three ground ball double plays in game one win.

09/25/2014

Matt Gibbs, 2014 Photo Gallery

Matt Gibbs, 2014 Photo Gallery

05/02/2014

Purdue Baseball hosts Ohio State

Weekend photo gallery of Purdue Baseball's home series with Ohio State.

04/25/2014

Baseball Hosts UIC

Baseball Hosts UIC at Alexander Field

04/23/2014

Purdue Baseball hosts Michigan

The Boilermakers host Michigan for a weekend series at Alexander Field. Photos by David Wegiel & Michael Ringor.

04/09/2014

Purdue Baseball Series vs PSU

Boilermakers host Penn State for the first home weekend of 2014

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Tim Tebow
Favorite Pro Stadium: Progressive Field
Current Teammate Most Likely to Become a Coach: Connor Podkul
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Sean McHugh
Current MLB Hitter He'd Like to Face: Jason Kipnis
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Teddy Roosevelt
In His MP3 Player: Relient K
Last Concert He Attended: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
Favorite Author: Mark Titus
Film Favorites
Actor: Nathan Fillion, Actress: Hayden Panettiere, Director: Joss Whedon
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Filet Mignon
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fly Fishing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Football
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Charleston, S.C.
Unique Travel Locale: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Russia
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: Having a locker room at the field
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Sweeping Indiana in 2011
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Karen Marais, Aeronautics & Astronautics
Furry Friend: Moose, Lab-Retriever Mix

2014 Photo Gallery

2014 Season
Gibbs pitched in 18 games, all in relief... finished the season as the team leader in ERA (2.08) and batting average against (.185)... team's pitcher of the year honoree and Clyde Lyle Award winner as the top non-scholarship performer... posted a streak of 17 consecutive scoreless innings over seven appearances from April 5-25... led the Big Ten with a .163 batting average against in conference play and ranked third with a 1.53 ERA on conference weekends... ranked among the Purdue single-season leaders in ERA (12th) and fewest hits allowed per nine innings (6.43, 8th)... also joined the Purdue single-season leaders in Big Ten play in ERA (7th) and fewest hits per nine (4.91, 1st)... surrendered runs in only six of his 18 appearances despite only making three appearances over the first six weekends... earned his first collegiate victory with three innings of scoreless relief in the 11-inning win at Michigan State, leaving the bases loaded in the ninth inning, inducing an inning-ending double play with two aboard in the 10th and working a 1-2-3 frame in the 11th to close it out... struck out a career-high six over five innings of two-hit relief in the 12-inning thriller with Michigan... surrendered just one hit over 4 2/3 innings of relief in game two of the Penn State series... worked a career-high 5 1/3 innings over two days (the game was suspended due to weather) in the middle game of the Minnesota series... gave up just one hit over 2 1/3 innings in the middle game of the Indiana series... pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in the finale of the Southern Illinois series... retired all five batters he faced in game two of the Illinois series... limited opposing hitters to a .185 average with runners aboard and a .184 clip with two outs... compiled a 1.31 ERA and .147 batting average against in 20 2/3 innings pitched at home, highlighted by striking out 16 and surrendering just eight hits over 17 innings in the Big Ten series at Alexander Field. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

2013 Season
Gibbs worked two-thirds of an inning in his lone appearance of the season, March 16 against Evansville in the finale of the spring break trip.

2012 Season
Redshirted after he did not see action.

2011 Season
Gibbs pitched in five games, all in relief... worked a scoreless ninth inning against Notre Dame in his collegiate debut... retired two of the four batters he faced, including First Team All-Big Ten selection Brandon Eckerle, in his Big Ten debut in the opener of the Michigan State series... worked two innings of relief at Belmont on the spring break trip... pitched an inning and a third of relief in the midweek win against Wabash in his first appearance at Lambert Field... also pitched in the finale of the Morehead State series.

High School
Three-year varsity letter-winner at Upper Arlington High School in Upper Arlington, Ohio ... also played three years of basketball, including varsity as a junior ... team MVP, First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference and Third Team All-District as a junior ... team captain and district scholar athlete helped lead Upper Arlington to the 2010 district championship title ... four-year honor roll student.

Personal
Full name is Matthew Glenn Gibbs ... born Feb. 14, 1992 in Columbus, Ohio ... son of Jeff and Carol Gibbs ... also has two younger brothers, Brendan and Christian ... his grandparents Glenn and Carmen Himes also attended Purdue ... majoring in aerospace engineering.

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