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    Gib Hobson


    Pfafftown, N.C.

    High School:
    North Forsyth

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 208




    As a sophomore (2005): Was the staff workhorse, leading the Wolfpack in starts and innings pitched ... Was the only pitcher on the staff who did not make at least one appearance in relief ... Started and went four shutout innings February 5 vs. Delaware State, allowing three hits and striking out five, and got the win in a prearranged three-way pitching split ... Started and went 5 2/3 innings February 19 against San Diego State, earning the win after allowing two runs on six hits with four strikeouts ... Pitched five innings March 1 vs. UNC Greensboro, allowing just one earned run on five hits to run his record to 3-0 ... Tossed a no-hitter March 12 against Maryland ... Struck out a career-high 11 as the Terrapins never came close to a base hit ... Allowed the Terps just one unearned run on a walk, a groundball and an error ... The no-hitter earned him national and ACC Pitcher of the Week honors ... Won the final game and deciding of the Virginia series April 10 with six shutout innings of three-hit baseball ... Walked two and struck out five Cavalier hitters in a tense 1-0 victory ... Allowed more than one Virginia baserunner in an inning once and allowed just two runners to reach scoring position in six innings of work ... Tossed a four-hitter through eight innings May 13 at Duke, striking out eight with no walks and getting the win on just 95 pitches ... Started May 19 vs. 10th-ranked Florida State and allowed just two runs on four hits in seven innings, striking out seven.

    As a freshman (2004): Ranked fourth on the staff with six starts ... Made his first start February 29 vs. College of Charleston at Riley Park in Charleston, S.C., and allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings, walking two and striking out two ... Started and got the win in a prearranged three-way pitching split March 31 vs. Davidson, working 4 2/3 innings and allowing one run on three hits ... Got his second win April 7 at Old Dominion in another three-way split, working four shutout innings ... Pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits, in a relief outing April 14 vs. Campbell ... Allowed one run on two hits in three innings April 18 vs. Wake Forest, enabling the Wolfpack to come from behind to win 14-6 ... Allowed one run on four hits in two innings May 28 vs. Clemson in the ACC Tournament.

    Summer league: Pitched for Bourne of the Cape Cod League in 2005 and finished second in the leauge in wins with a 6-1 record and a 2.55 ERA ... Made eight appearances, all starts, and worked 49 1/3 innings ... Allowed just 39 hits, walked seven and struck out 52. Pitched for Waterloo in the Northwoods League in 2004, compiling a 203 record with a 4.00 ERA in 11 starts.

    High school: Went 10-0 with a 1.53 ERA as a senior at North Forsyth ... Earned first-team 4-A all-state honors for the second year in a row from the North Carolina High School Baseball Coaches Association ... Pitched 64 innings in 12 games, and allowed 34 hits and 30 walks while striking out 90 ... Named Player of the Year in the Metro 4-A Conference ... Helped lead North Forsyth to a 22-5 record and a berth in the North Carolina Western 4-A championship series ... Pitched for the West team in the 2003 State Games of North Carolina's Senior All-Star Game, squaring off against current NC State teammate Adam McLaurin ... Went 8-1 with a 1.08 ERA as a junior in 2002 to earn first-team all-state honors by the North Carolina High School Baseball Coaches Association ... Allowed 23 hits, walked 23 and struck out 71 in 52 innings ... Held opponents to a .124 batting average ... Tossed a no-hitter on April 16 vs. East Forsyth ... Batted .303 with 20 RBIs ... Helped lead North Forsyth to a 20-6 record and the Metro 4-A Conference championship ... Played in the 2002 State Games of North Carolina ... Was team MVP as a sophomore and junior ... Member of the National Honor Society.

    Personal: Enrolled in the First-Year College ... Born January 13, 1985.

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