2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Talented right-handed pitcher that worked significant innings last season as both a starter and reliever ... throws in the 92-94 mph range, and he could gain more velocity with continued physical maturity ... his slider is a plus strikeout pitch ... a member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a civil engineering major.
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: 5.2 vs. Florida (5/28/16)
Strikeouts: 5 vs. Sacramento State (2/27/16)
Hits Allowed: 5 four times; most recently vs. Florida (5/28/16)
Runs: 4 twice; most recently vs. Florida (5/21/16)
Earned Runs: 4 twice; most recently vs. Florida (5/21/16)
Walks: 3 twice; most recently vs. Florida (5/28/16)