Written by Michael Florek
Baseball player of the week (4/15): Frisco's Jordan Gibbs
What he did: With Frisco fighting for a playoff spot, Gibbs threw a complete game against Little Elm on Tuesday, giving up just two unearned runs in a 9-2 victory. On Friday, he pitched four innings of scoreless relief as Frisco beat Frisco Liberty, 4-3. He also went 3-for-6 at the plate with a home run, two RBIs and four runs scored in the two games.
Who is he? A 5-11 senior pitcher and shortstop.
The stats: Gibbs is leading the team with a .432 batting average, 19 RBIs and three home runs. On the mound he holds a 1.44 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 34 innings pitched.
He said it: “[Pitching two straight games] surprised me. It’s obviously something I’ve never done before and I’m not really classified as a top pitcher for us, somebody who pitches all the time. I’m happy with myself. I pushed my limits.”
Coach said it: “He’s grown up a lot in the last four years. … He’s had ability for a long time and he’s improved a lot on his ability but he — just like all kids — had trouble with failure. In baseball you’re going to fail a lot, and he’s kind of learned how to deal with that.” — Scott CookDid you know?
7 IP, 16 K’s, 0 BBs, perfect through 61/3 innings in win over Justin NW
6-for-11, 1 3B, 2 2B, 4 RBIs in 3 games, pitching on Fri.: CG, 0 ER, 2 H
Shutout in win vs. Prosper, went 62/3 innings with a no-hitter
Winning pitcher vs. Jesuit, hit game-tying HR in win vs. Richardson
Keller Fossil Ridge
2 doubles, 2 home runs (hit in same game) in three wins