Gibson to work on Northwest Ohio diamond

January 8th, 2010    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Thomas Gibson has recently signed a college letter-of-intent to continue his education and athletic career at the University of Northwest Ohio, Lima.

The son of Thomas and Barbara Gibson plans to major in sports management and to play baseball.

“The campus is amazing and baseball is brand new there so I’ll get the chance to start right at the beginning,” said the Goshen High School senior.

Thomas Gibson (seated, center) prepares to sign his college letter of intent. To his right are his parents, Thomas and Barbara, and to his left are his college coaches Rory Hartman and Greg Eaton. Standing are his brother, Zach, Goshen High baseball coaches, Mike Huesman and Mike Tudor, and Goshen High athletic director, Mark Slagle.
Best known for his incredible talent in baseball where he will have lettered all four years of his high school career, he is also a three-year letterman in basketball. He is a Southern Buckeye Conference all-star on the diamond where he has caught, pitched, and played infield while earning honors as the Warriors' most valuable player, best hitter, and best pitcher. He is regarded by some of Clermont County's long-time baseball fans as one of the best catchers in Clermont County athletic annals.

In an illustrious athletic career, Gibson managed to select a couple of highlights of his prep career.

"Against Indian Hill my junior year, the team hits three home runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win it. I hit one of them... We played Norwood three overtimes last year before we won the game. I had 17 rebounds."

"My mom and dad were always there for me and helped me out all the time," said a most grateful son. "Coach Huesman and coach Huber helped me out a lot in baseball."

His parents expressed happiness and satisfaction concerning his choice of college.

Kory Hartman, head coach of the Northwest Ohio Racers baseball squad, said, "We're extremely excited about Thomas coming to Northwest Ohio. He is a good kid and a fierce competitor. He'll be pitching, playing third base, and catching for us."

"He is an outstanding player who has a bright future ahead," said Huber, the head baseball coach at Goshen High. "He made an excellent choice. They have a brand new baseball field and new athletic dorms. This will be the first year for baseball there."

Northwest Ohio is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and next year will become a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference beginning the 2010-11 school year.
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