Gibbons Named SAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Gibbons Named SAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week

ATLANTA — Helping the Vikings to a 2-1 weekend of play, Berry baseball's William Gibbons earned the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Baseball Pitcher of the Week honor, the league office announced on Monday.

Gibbons recorded a pair of wins in relief over the weekend against historically two of the best NCAA Division III baseball programs in the country to lead the Vikings to a 2-1 weekend of play.

He tossed 3.0 innings in relief in a 7-6 walk-off victory over Marietta on Saturday. He entered the game down by one in the eight inning and closed the game out allowing no hits and fanning three. The Vikings tied it in the ninth and won it in the bottom of the 10th off a walk-off single from Reeve Holley.

Gibbons then led the Vikings to yet another come-from-behind win on Sunday against No. 16 Cortland. He entered in the ninth inning and retired the side to give Berry the chance to win it in the home half of the inning off a Quinn Smith walk-off single.

In his two appearances, he allowed just a single hit, no runs and struck out four. On the year, he is tied for the third most victories in the league with three.