2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Versatile performer who has excelled both as a starter and reliever during his career; projected to move into the LSU weekend starting rotation on a full-time basis in 2018 ... throws in the 92-94 mph range, and his slider is a plus strikeout pitch ... a member of the 2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll and the 2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a civil engineering major.
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.
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: 7.1 vs. Oregon State (6/24/17)
Strikeouts: 7 vs. Oregon State (6/24/17)
Hits Allowed: 5 four times; most recently vs. Florida (5/28/16)
Runs: 4 three times; most recently vs. Texas A&M (4/1/17)
Earned Runs: 4 three times; most recently vs. Texas A&M (4/1/17)
Walks: 3 twice; most recently vs. Florida (5/28/16)