Purdue Personal Preferences
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Last Concert He Attended:
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
Nathan Fillion, Actress:
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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
Moose, Lab-Retriever Mix
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
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.
Redshirted after he did not see action.
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.
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.
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.