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Sam Gilbert

Position Right Handed Pitcher
Height 5'11''
Weight 170 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Pittsburg, Kan.
High School St. Mary's-Colgan
B/T Jr./TR

Career Honors and Awards

  • 562nd Pick (19th Round) of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics
  • 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Two-time Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2016, Senior season
Drafted in the 19th round (562nd overall) of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics… Made 20 relief appearances on the hill… Struck out a career-high four batters in a single inning in an opening day relief appearance at Little Rock (2/20)… Tossed a scoreless one and 1/3 innings against Northern Colorado (2/23)… Tossed one and 1/3 scoreless innings vs. Murray State (3/16)… Pitched scoreless frame vs. West Virginia (3/25)… Pitched season-high two scoreless innings against then-No. 16 Missouri State… Tied season-high two scoreless frames at Baylor (4/1)… Tossed scoreless inning in win over Wichita State (4/19).

2015, Junior season
Made relief appearances in 25 games for the Jayhawks… Concluded the season with a 4.58 ERA… Earned his first-career win as a Jayhawk against Grand Canyon (3/4)… Worked a career-high three innings against Central Michigan (3/10), allowing one hit and no runs… Matched a career-high three innings pitched at Northwestern (5/5), earning his first-career save.

2014, Sophomore season at Fort Scott CC
Pitched in six games and a total of 10 innings… Finished the season with 13 strikeouts… Batted .292 (19-for-65) at the plate with four doubles and a triple.

2013, Freshman season at Fort Scott CC
Pitched 11.2 innings in 10 relief appearances… Finished the season with a 2-1 record and 3.86 ERA… Did not allow an extra-base hit all season… Went 44-for-123 at the plate for a .358 batting average… Hit six doubles, a triple and knocked in 15 RBIs.

St. Mary’s-Colgan HS
Lettered all four years for the Panthers baseball team under coach Mike Watt… Lettered in football and basketball four times each… Four-year honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society… Three-time Kansas All-State and All-Crawford County and two-time Cherokee Neosho Crawford All-League in baseball.

Born in Overland Park, Kansas… Son of Larry and Beth Gilbert… Majoring in liberal arts and sciences.