University of Maine baseball junior pitcher Jeffrey Gibbs was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth round, 303rd overall, Tuesday afternoon in the 2012 MLB Entry Draft.
Gibbs, a business major from Toronto, has seen action in 42 games for the Black Bears, making 39 career starts. He is 16-13 in his career with a 5.02 ERA with three complete games. Gibbs has pitched 211.2 innings for Maine, striking out 197 batters.
Gibbs becomes the third UMaine baseball player in the past two seasons to be drafted. Taylor Lewis and Keith Bilodeau were both drafted in the 2011 MLB Entry Draft last season.
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