Emerson Gibbs ’12 Named Outstanding Player in Ripken League

Posted November 11, 2015 / Last updated November 12, 2015

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Emerson Gibbs pitching this past summer in the Ripken League. (Photos of Gibbs courtesy of www.eyeonball.com photographer Brenda Dunham.)

Emerson Gibbs, a 2012 graduate of Jesuit, pitched this past summer in the Ripken League. (Photos courtesy of www.eyeonball.com photographer Brenda Dunham.)

Congratulations to Baltimore Redbirds pitcher Emerson Gibbs ’12, a senior at Tulane University this year, for being named MOP (Most Outstanding Player) of the League Championship Series in post-game competition in The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (CRCBL).

Gibbs, a right-hander, went 3-0 during the tournament in late summer and allowed just 2 runs (one earned) during a total of 14 2/3 innings pitched in the trio of games. His pitching was instrumental in the Redbirds defeating Bethesda Big Train, 5-2, in the final game and bringing home a fourth consecutive league championship for the Baltimore team.

Emerson Gibbs '12 with the MOP Award.

Gibbs displays the Redbirds’ championship trophy.

Gibbs, who was named to the 1st Team All-Stars of the League, compiled a 7-1 record this past summer and an ERA of 0.86 while pitching for the Redbirds in 12 games. The All-State Blue Jay pitcher threw a total of 56.2 innings for the Redbirds. He allowed 40 hits and struck 39 batters.

The CRCBL is an amateur summer wooden bat baseball league comprised of ten teams in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Region. Each team plays a regular season schedule of 40 games with six teams advancing to post-season competition.

One of the main missions of the Ripken League is to promote collegiate wooden-bat baseball in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and to foster spirited competition with an emphasis on sportsmanship, teamwork, honesty, and fair play. The CRCBL also promotes improved facilities and opportunities for amateur and youth baseball and softball.

As a Blue Jay senior, Gibbs was tapped to pitch the inaugural game against Holy Cross when John Ryan Stadium officially opened in March 2012. Gibbs pitched a complete game and the Jays won, 6-1. A few weeks later, Jesuit defeated Rummel in a marathon 18-inning game at the Ryan. Gibbs was named American Legion Player of the Year for his superb pitching with the 2012 World Series Championship Retif Oil team.

Gibbs still wears #19 like he did for Jesuit and Retif Oil, except when he’s pitching for the Green Wave. He’s #29 for Tulane.