Pitching coach Todd Oakes has five arms at his disposal who can make a large impact
Northwoods League ends with one Gopher claiming top prize.
Northwoods League regular season comes to a close for Gophers
A look at how current, former and future Gophers are performing during the summer.
Gophers well represented at Northwoods League annual showcase
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Made season debut and tossed 1.2 innings with two strikeouts at No. 23 Missouri State (3/25) • struck out three in 2.0 flawless innings versus Saint Mary's (3/30) • notched a strikeout in 1.1 innings of work to help secure series win against Iowa (4/1) • tossed a scoreless innings that incldued two strikeouts at No. 25 Michigan (4/8) • earned a pair of wins after throwing 4.1 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts against Maryland (4/15-17).
Played for the St. Cloud Rox in the Northwoods League • appeared in 15 games and made eight starts • went 5-1 and held the second-lowest ERA among starters on the team with a 2.45 ERA • struck out 53 in 44 innings of work on the mound • named NWL Pitcher of the Week after slinging a one-hitter through seven innings • participated in the NWL Major League Showcase.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Pitched 18 times in relief • held a 1-3 record and 5.46 ERA in 28.0 innings • struck out 30 batters and walked 18. Game Highlights: Notched three strikeouts and allowed two runs in 2.0 innings in his collegiate debut at Texas (2/21) • pitched three consecutive scoreless outings at Florida Gulf Coast (3/1), at Creighton (3/7) and against James Madison (3/13) • threw 2.0 innings with three strikeouts against Michigan (4/25) • helped the Gophers toss a one-hitter with 1.0 inning against Kansas State (4/28) • fanned four in 2.1 shutout innings at North Daota State (5/5) • pitched a season-high 3.2 innings at Iowa and allowed one run on two hits (5/10) • tied a season high with four strikeouts against Michigan State (5/15).
Graduated from Legacy High School in 2014 • drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 36th round (1,073rd overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft • led Colorado Class 5A in strikeouts both as a senior (114) and as a junior (93) • held a 6-2 record and 1.45 ERA in 68 innings his senior year and pitched four complete games, include a 12-strikeout shutout • received second-team All-Colorado honors from the Denver Post in 2014 • twice named first-team Front Range League All-Conference • 2014 Legacy High School Male Athlete of the Year • posted a 4-2 record, 2.19 ERA and three complete games as a junior • coached by Ty Giordano • academic all-state first team 2011-14 • played fall and summer baseball with the Diamond Club and the Rockies Scout Team program.
Mechanical Engineering major • son of Chris and Theresa Gilbreath • has two sisters, Ellie and Lauren • born March 5, 1996.
BIG TEN STATISTICS
Minnesota Welcomes Kansas for Two
Gophers play host to Jayhawks for two games to open five-game homestand at Siebert Field this week
Bats Explode in Series-Clincher at Illinois
Gophers set season-high with 14 runs en route to fifth consecutive Big Ten series victory on Sunday
Gophers Split Doubleheader at Illinois
Minnesota takes 3-1 decision before falling in nightcap 2-0 on Friday night in Champaign, Ill.