Greenies use six pitchers in contest
Potkay goes 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs
Game marks the second of four games the two teams will play against each other this year
UTSA is fourth in the nation in hitting
Green Wave ties the game in the ninth before winning in their second extra inning game in three games
2015 American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (3/30)
2015 American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (3/9)
2015 (Junior): Appeared in 18 games with 11 starts…went 5-3 with a 2.73 ERA in 79.0 innings and one save…allowed 72 hits, 27 runs and 24 earned runs while striking out 54 and walking 19…held opponents to a .244 batting average…pitched in four combined shutouts…led the team in fewest runs allowed, fewest earned runs allowed and fewest walks allowed…ranked second in The American in fewest runs allowed, tied for fourth in fewest earned runs allowed, fifth in fewest walks allowed and ninth in ERA…opened the season in the bullpen, pitching 1.0 inning at Pepperdine (2/13) and 1.1 innings for the win against San Francisco (2/20)…pitched 7.0 innings in a combined shutout of New Orleans (2/25) while striking out a career-best seven…notched a 3.0-inning save while allowing one hit and striking four in a shutout of Nicholls (3/3)…hurled 7.0 innings of relief, allowing just one run on three hits against Gonzaga (3/7)…fanned six in 8.0 innings of shutout ball against UConn (3/28)…tossed 6.0 innings in a win over USF (5/10)…picked up the victory in the second game of a doubleheader at Memphis (5/16), allowing just one hit and holding the Tigers scoreless…pitched in relief against UConn (5/22) at The American Baseball Championships and against UNC Wilmington (5/31) at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regionals, fanning three in 2.0 innings in the latter appearance…also started one game at designated hitter against Creighton (2/27), but was pulled for a pinch hitter before heading to the plate.2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in 16 games with three starts...went 2-2 with a 6.14 ERA in 44.0 innings...recorded one save while allowing 61 hits, 35 runs (30 earned) and 13 walks in addition to striking out 21...led the pitching staff in appearances (16), while ranking fourth in innings pitched (44.0) and sixth in starts (three)...recorded his first-career save against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/15) after pitching 3.0 innings...struck out four in 5.0 innings in a win at Louisiana Tech (2/21)...fanned two in 5.0 innings of work against Sacred Heart (3/1)...made his first start of the season - a loss - at San Francisco (3/9)...earned another loss at East Carolina (3/15) during the first game of a doubleheader...fanned a career-high six in 5.0 innings against Southeastern Louisiana (3/18)...recorded three strikeouts in a start against Middle Tennessee (3/23)...started against McNeese State (4/15), pitching 5.0 innings and allowing five this...earned the win against Wichita State (4/25) in 1.0 inning of relief work...struck out two in 3.0 innings of action against FIU (5/15).
2013 (Freshman): Appeared in 10 games with two starts during his freshman campaign...posted an 0-1 record with a 5.71 ERA in 17.1 innings pitched...allowed 11 earned runs while walking only four and striking out 12...saw his first collegiate action against Notre Dame (2/24), fanning two in 1.0 inning...notched 3.1 innings of work in relief against New Orleans (2/27), striking out two and allowing only three hits...recorded 2.1 innings against Northwestern State (3/5), posting one K...earned his first career start against Southeastern Louisiana (3/13), going 5.1 innings and striking out a career-high three batters while allowing only one run...started against New Orleans (3/19) for his other start on the season, picking up the loss in 1.1 innings...pitched against LSU (3/26), going 0.2 innings...recorded a single strikeout at UCF (5/11) and against UAB (5/16) in 1.0 inning and 2.0 innings, respectively.
About Emerson Gibbs
Prep: Lettered twice for head coach Joey Latino while at Jesuit High School...helped the Blue Jays to the 2011 Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Championship as a junior and an appearance in the semifinals as a senior...named Catholic League Pitcher of the Year as a senior...was selected to the All-State, All-District and All-Metro squads as a junior and senior...earned District 9-5A Most Valuable Player as a senior... helped the Blue Jays to a 27-8 overall record as a senior and the Catholic League Championship...selected as the Sugar Bowl Player of the Month in May, 2011 after helping the Blue Jays win the LHSAA 5A title...selected to Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" after being named American Legion World Series MVP and helping American Legion Post 125 to the World Series title in August, 2012.
Personal: Born Emerson Robert Gibbs on June 25, 1994...the son of Lawrence and Marian Gibbs...has one brother; Brian, and five sisters; Prudence, Gillian, Hillary, Lauren and Melissa...brother, Brian, played for the Green Wave from 1991-94 and was named to the Metro Conference All-Tournament team as he helped guide the Green Wave to the 1994 South Regional...Brian graduated from Tulane in 1994...sister, Melissa, has received two degrees from Tulane.