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#41 Caleb Gilbert Season 2024

Right-handed Pitcher
Hoover, Ala.
High School
Hoover HS

LSU Graduate (Spring 2019 – Civil Engineering)

2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 SEC Community Service Team
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Versatile performer who excelled both as a starter and reliever during his career … a vital member of the staff for three seasons (2016-18) before a shoulder injury prevented him from pitching during his 2019 senior season … a member of the 2018 SEC Community Service Team, he is very active in the Live 2 Play program in Baton Rouge in which volunteers go into underprivileged neighborhoods and play sports with the kids in local parks and gyms … a member of the 2019, 2018 and 2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll, and the 2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a civil engineering major.

2018 Season
Appeared in 18 games (11 starts), posting a 3-5 record and a 5.58 ERA in 61.1 innings with 20 walks and 42 strikeouts … … starting pitcher in LSU’s SEC Tournament win over South Carolina (May 24), limiting the Gamecocks to one run on two hits in 3.1 innings … recorded six strikeouts and no walks in three relief innings versus Tennessee (April 14) … limited Mississippi State on March 30 to two earned runs in 5.1 innings with six strikeouts … defeated Vanderbilt on March 24, allowing just two runs on six hits in seven innings with one walk and five strikeouts – the outing marked his longest in an SEC game … fired five shutout innings to earn a win over Hawaii (March 10), limiting the Rainbow Warriors to just four hits … pitched a career-high 7.2 innings on March 3 to defeat Sacred Heart, allowing no runs on four hits with no walks and a career-high seven strikeouts. 

2017 Season
Appeared in 28 games (five starts), posting a 7-1 mark and a 2.16 ERA in 58.1 innings with 12 walks, 67 strikeouts and a .190 opponent batting average … in his last 12 appearances of 2017, Gilbert was 5-0 with a 0.84 ERA in 32.2 innings while allowing three earned runs on 17 hits with seven walks and 36 strikeouts … recorded a 4-0 mark and a 0.77 ERA in LSU’s postseason games (five appearances, two starts), allowing just two earned runs in 23.1 innings with five walks and 26 strikeouts … defeated Oregon State (June 24) in the College World Series to send LSU into the CWS Finals – Gilbert worked 7.1 innings in the contest, limiting the top-ranked Beavers to one run on two hits with one walk and seven strikeouts … earned relief win over Mississippi State in Game 2 of NCAA Super Regional (June 11), blanking the Bulldogs through 5.2 innings with two hits, one walk and six strikeouts … recorded relief win over Texas Southern in NCAA Regional (June 2), allowing two hits in 2.2 shutout innings with six strikeouts … posted win over Missouri (May 24) in SEC Tournament as a starter – 5.0 innings, three hits, one run, one walk and three strikeouts … earned the win in relief at Miss. State (May 20) to clinch a share of the SEC regular-season title – worked 1.2 scoreless innings with no hits, no walks and four strikeouts … excellent relief outing at Alabama (April 29), entering the game with one out in the fifth inning and firing three shutout innings with no hits, one walk and two strikeouts … earned win in starting role vs. Lamar (April 18), allowing one run on three hits in two innings with no walks and one strikeout … recorded a save with two perfect innings at Florida (March 26), recording one strikeout and throwing 15 pitches in two innings … earned two saves in back-to-back appearances vs. Georgia (March 18 and 19); for the first save, he worked two innings, allowing no runs on two hits with no walks and four strikeouts; for the second save, he allowed two runs on three hits in one inning, but struck out the final Georgia batter with the tying run at third base to preserve a 7-6 win … dominating relief effort vs. Maryland on Feb. 26 as he struck out all six batters he faced in two perfect innings … strong outing as a starter at New Orleans on Feb. 21 – allowed one run on four hits in four innings with no walk and five strikeouts.

2016 Season
Appeared in 25 games (five starts), posting a 4-4 mark and a 5.04 ERA in 44.2 innings with 22 walks and 43 strikeouts … pitched effectively in SEC Tournament start vs. Florida (May 28), allowing just one run on five hits in a career-high 5.2 innings with three walks and three strikeouts … earned win in first career college start vs. Arkansas (May 8), allowing no runs on five hits in five innings with one walk and two strikeouts … picked up relief win on March 25, blanking Texas A&M over the final 1.1 innings with one hit, one walk and three strikeouts … Gilbert fanned Texas A&M rightfielder Nick Banks for the final out in the bottom of the ninth with runners on the corners to secure the 3-2 LSU victory … earned a relief win on March 20 versus Alabama in SEC career debut … Gilbert fired 46 pitches over 2.1 innings, limiting the Crimson Tide to one run on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts … earned his first collegiate win on March 5 over Fordham, as he worked 2.1 shutout innings in relief … entered the game in the seventh inning with the bases loaded and LSU trailing 7-3; struck out the first batter he faced to end the inning … allowed two hits in the March 5 outing with one walk and two strikeouts as he finished the game and preserved the 10-7 victory.

Prior to LSU
Named at 2015 Perfect Game All-American … voted to the 2015 Birmingham News All-Metro Team; also earned All-District recognition … posted an 8-2 record in 2015 with a 1.22 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 57 innings … completed his career as the all-time wins leader at Hoover HS with 16 victories … recorded a combined 150 strikeouts in his sophomore and senior seasons (missed junior season due to Tommy John surgery) … recorded an 8-2 mark as a sophomore in 2013 with a 1.54 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 68 innings … member of the National Honor Society with a 4.0 GPA

Full name is Caleb Coors Gilbert … parents are Paul and Lynda Gilbert … father is head of sales in the steel business … both father and mother attended LSU … on joining the LSU program – “It has always been a dream of mine to play for LSU, I grew up a huge LSU sports fan. Once they started recruiting me, the fans, coaches, and the tradition of this program really solidified my decision” … majoring in civil engineering at LSU … born February 10, 1997, in Houston, Texas.

Gilbert’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 7.2 vs. Sacred Heart (3/3/18)
Strikeouts: 7 vs. Hawaii (3/10/18); vs. Oregon State (6/24/17)
Hits Allowed: 10 two times; most recently vs. Texas (2/24/18)
Runs: 6 vs. Notre Dame (2/16/18)
Earned Runs: 5 three times; most recently at Texas A&M (4/6/18)
Walks: 3 four times; most recently at Oregon State (6/2/18)

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