Mustang's Chris Gibbons going strong during 32-inning scoreless streak

The left-handed Mustang senior hasn't allowed a run in his last 32 innings pitched, striking out 59 batters during that time. He's drawing interest from Oklahoma State and Southwestern.
by Scott Wright Published: April 17, 2013

Gibbons has signed with Butler County Community College in Kansas, but NCAA Division I and II programs are starting to come into the mix, especially after his recent success.

Oklahoma State and Southwestern are among those calling to inquire about him. NCAA rules would allow him to sign with a school in addition to Butler County, but Gibbons can relax knowing he already has a program that wants him, regardless of what else happens.

He'll be back on the mound Saturday against fifth-ranked Jenks at Mustang. And though he's riding a wave of success, the skinny left-hander keeps a balanced approach.

Gibbons knows the current success is a result of his offseason work, in part in Mustang's pitching program with assistant coach Kevin Winterrowd, a former head coach at Westmoore.

“It's a relief to know that I put in all the work, and so has my team, busting our butts to get better,” Gibbons said. “It's a blast going out and competing. Baseball is what I love to do, so I enjoy every second I'm out on the field, whatever I'm doing.

“It's my job to pitch and get outs, so that's what I'm trying to do.”

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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