Right Handed Pitcher
Christopher Columbus HS
Won his first nine career decisions … 14-6 career record in 89 appearances with five starts … has a career ERA of 3.36 and has held opponents to a .212 career average … ranks ninth on the school’s all-time list for career appearances … is slated to be a weekend starter in 2007 after spending his first three seasons primarily in the Hurricane bullpen before making the transition to starter in the 2006 post season … deceptive pitcher who is tough to hit … is the biggest competitor on the team … returned in 2006 from off-season surgery to repair a hernia that hampered him for most of the 2005 season to make his first five career starts and post career bests in ERA, innings pitched and strikeouts … became a dominant closer for the Hurricanes in the second half of his freshman season … posted five saves on top of a perfect 8-0 record as a rookie … right-hander who has excellent movement on all of his pitches … earned first-team Freshman All-America honors by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball … the 2003 Dade County 6A Pitcher of the Year … an excellent student of the game … considered the staff’s most-fierce competitor on the mound by J.D. Arteaga.
Spent a majority of the season as Miami’s primary setup man but moved into a starting role in the postseason … was second on the team with 36 appearances and has 89 career appearances to rank ninth all-time at UM … was 4-3 with career bests of 59 strikeouts, 67.2 innings pitched and a 2.66 ERA with five starts … held opponents to a .204 average … went 2-1 with a 0.50 ERA in 18.0 innings of postseason play … retired all three batters he faced against the Florida Marlins on 3/1 with one strikeout. College World Series (6/19): Charged with the loss against Rice despite allowing one earned run in 6.2 innings of work… gave up five hits, including a leadoff home run, with a season-high six strikeouts and one walk in the 3-2 loss. Oxford Super Regional (6/11): Threw a career-high six innings of shutout ball and gave up four hits in a 7-0 win against Ole Miss … struck out three and walked two in his second-straight postseason win. Lincoln Regional (6/2): Started and went a career-high 5.1 innings and gave up two unearned runs on three hits with three walks and four strikeouts to pick up the win. ACC Tournament (5/26): Provided three innings of relief in the third game of the tournament against Georgia Tech … gave up one run on three hits with a walk, a hit batter and two strikeouts. at Georgia Tech (5/18-20): Pitched in all three games of the series, totaling 2.1 innings and giving up four runs on four hits with four walks and a strikeout … was charged with the loss in the series finale, giving up four runs and three walks in 1.1 innings … pitched two-thirds of an inning and walked three batters in the series opener. vs. Wake Forest (5/13-14): Pitched 2.2 innings and gave up two hits, one run, one walk and had two strikeouts in the series finale … entered the game with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of Miami’s 11-10 win … gave up one run on two hits with two strikeouts. vs. Wright State (5/5): Pitched two-thirds of an inning of relief in the series opener, giving up one hit … came on with two on and two out in the seventh inning to record the final out. at N.C. State (4/29-30): Pitched in both of Miami’s wins in the series … earned his second win of the season in the series finale, using 18 pitches to go 2.2 innings with two strikeouts and a hit … faced two batters and gave up a hit and a walk in Miami’s 9-6 win. vs. Virginia (4/22-23): Entered the game with no outs and the bases loaded in the seventh inning of the series-finale win … allowed one runner to reach on a fielder’s choice before retiring the last two batters he faced to get out of the inning … gave up a season-high five runs, three earned, in a third of an inning in the second game of the series … gave up just one hit, but tied a school record by hitting three batters and walked another. at Florida State (4/14, 16): Totaled 2.1 innings of relief in both Miami wins, giving up three hits, three runs, three walks and striking out six … pitched 1.2 innings of the series finale, giving up two runs on one hit and two walks with four strikeouts … started the seventh inning of the series opener and gave up two hits and one run with a walks and two strikeouts. vs. North Carolina (4/7-9): Pitched in all three games of the series, totaling 4.0 innings without giving up a run … struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning in the series finale … gave up a hit and a walk in one inning of Miami’s 9-7 win in Game 2 … struck out three batters in 2.0 innings of relief and gave up two hits in a series-opening loss. vs. Clemson (3/31-4/2): Pitched in all three games of the series, totaling 4.1 innings of work and giving up three hits, a run, walk and two strikeouts … threw 2.1 innings of hitless ball in the series finale … gave up two hits and struck out one in the second game of the series … was charged with a run in the first game of the series and pitched 1.2 innings of relief. at Maryland (3/25): Entered the game in the seventh inning with the bases loaded and no outs … forced a sac fly double play that scored one run … gave up one walk and a hit … was not charged with any runs. at Duke (3/17): Pitched a scoreless eighth inning in the series opener. vs. Fordham (3/14): Pitched two-thirds of an inning and gave up a hit with one strikeout and a walk. vs. Virginia Tech (3/10, 12): Made two appearances in relief and totaled five strikeouts and four walks … gave up his first hit in seven-plus innings on a solo home run in the series finale. vs. Michigan State (3/8): Threw 1.1 innings of relief with two strikeouts and a walk. vs. Indiana (3/3, 5): Appeared twice against the Hoosiers, totaling 2.2 innings of hitless relief with four strikeouts and two walks … pitched the seventh and eighth innings of Miami’s series-opening 4-0 win … pitched the final two-thirds of the seven th inning of UM’s 6-4 win in the series finale. vs. Bethune-Cookman (2/25): Pitched one inning and issued two walks with a strikeout. vs. Florida (2/17-19): Threw 1.2 innings in the 11-10 series-finale loss and gave up two hits and a run with a strikeout … pitched two-thirds of an inning in the series opener without giving up a hit. at UCLA (2/12): Earned his first win of the season, giving up just two hits and one earned run on five strikeouts and three walks … set a career high with 5.0 innings pitched. vs. Winthrop (2/5): Made his first career start in the series finale and was charged with the loss after giving up two earned runs in four innings of work with three strikeouts and a walk. vs. FIU (1/29): Pitched two innings in the second game of the series, retiring all six batters he faced, with one strikeout.
Hampered the entire season with a hernia that required surgery following the season … second on the team with 26 relief appearances … 2-3 with a 5.34 ERA and three saves … has struck out 22 batters and walked 21 in 30.1 innings of work … opponents are hitting .270 off him. Coral Gables Regional (6/3, 5): Closed out the Regional opener against Virginia Commonwealth … came on in the ninth inning and gave up a solo home run with a walk and two strikeouts … relieved starter Brandon Camardese in the fifth inning of the Regional Championship against Mississippi State … forced a ground ball double play in a bases-loaded, no-out situation. At Clemson (5/21): Gave up one run on one hit with two walks without retiring a batter. At Virginia (5/15): Gave up one hit in an inning of relief. Vs. Jacksonville (5/7-8): Threw a total of 2.1 innings of relief in the final two games of the series, yielding one hit and striking out two. Vs. Maryland (4/30): Pitched well but didn’t get much help in the field … gave up five runs on three hits and walked two batters in the ninth inning. Vs. Florida State (4/22): Protected the lead, giving up one hit with a walk and a strikeout in the eighth inning to pick up the win. At North Carolina (4/17): Pitched two-thirds of scoreless ball in a tight game that ended in a 7-7 tie. At Virginia Tech (4/9): Gave up two hits and no runs in 2.0 innings of a blowout. Vs. Oral Roberts (4/2): Gave up one run in his longest outing of the season, pitching 3.1 innings of relief with a season-high four walks and two strikeouts and was charged with the loss. Vs. Georgia Tech (4/27): Threw 2.0 innings and gave up four earned runs on two doubles and a home run for his second loss of the season. At Wake Forest (3/18, 20): Protected the lead in both of Miami’s wins, totaling 2.1 innings and giving up one run with four strikeouts. Vs.Duke (3/12-13): Pitched an inning in each Miami’s final two wins of the series without yielding a run. Vs. Pittsburgh (3/8): Earned his third of the season and preserved the shutout with a scoreless ninth inning. Vs. N.C. State (3/5-6): Pitched an inning of relief in the final two games of the series … gave up a run on two hits in the series finale. Vs. George Washington (2/26): Gave up three ninth inning runs for the first loss of his career. At Florida (2/18-19): Pitched three innings of scoreless ball in the series. Vs. South Florida (2/11, 13): Made two appearances … picked up his first save of the season in the series opener … gave up two runs on a home run without retiring a batter in the final game of the series … Vs. High Point (2/5): Picked up the win with 2.0 innings of work, striking out three. At FIU (2/1): Gave up one hit in relief.
Gil moved into the closers role for the Hurricanes in late April and recorded five saves … he also posted an 8-0 record for the 2004 season after opening the season in middle relief … made 27 appearances on the season and pitched 38.2 innings … went 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA and recorded all five saves from the time he was put in the closer’s role on April 30 until the end of the season … allowed only three runs in 14 appearances as a closer … all three runs came against Costal Carolina on May 2 … named a first-team Freshman All-American by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball … was equally effective against both left and right-handed hitters … his 49 strikeouts were the fourth most on the Miami staff … averaged 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings … started his career with an outstanding outing vs. Florida on Feb.15 … pitched four innings giving up two hits, no runs, and striking out eight to pick up his first win … went 1.2 scoreless innings striking out three vs. FIU on Feb. 27 to secure his second victory … pitched 1.0 shutout innings vs. Elon striking out three and walking one for his third victory of the year … went 1.0 inning vs. Illinois-Chicago on Mar. 20 striking out two and walking one … picked up his fourth win of the year going 2.2 innings and striking out four at Georgia Tech on Apr. 3 … earned his second win in as many days at Georgia Tech pitching one inning and striking out three … fanned two in 1.2 innings at FSU on April 9 … pitched one inning and struck out vs. Coastal Carolina on May 1 … earned his first career save with two perfect innings against Jacksonville on May 7 … earned his second save of the season on May 9 … threw one scoreless inning vs. North Carolina on May 15 … struck out two in 0.2 innings the next night vs. UNC … allowed on hit and struck out one on May 21 vs. Ball State to earn his third save of the season … earned the save on May 27 by pitching the ninth inning against Long Beach State … picked up his eighth win on May 28 with two-thirds of an inning versus the 49ers. 2004 NCAA Coral Gables Regional: Gil threw one inning, striking out one in the Hurricanes’ 19-5 win over North Carolina State on June 5. 2004 NCAA Coral Gables Super Regional: Gil recorded the fifth save of his career June 12 against Florida, ensuring the Hurricanes’ 8-7 win over the Gators in the first game of the super regional … against UF, struck out three in 1.1 innings. 2004 College World Series: Gil closed out Miami’s 9-5 win over LSU in the first game of the CWS … pitched one inning without surrendering a hit.
Capped his high school career at Christopher Columbus High School with a state championship in 2003 coached by Joe Weber … First-team all-state honoree by the FHSAA and the Miami Herald … named the Dade County 6A Pitcher of the Year after his senior campaign … Tied the school record for wins in a season with 11 at Columbus … pitched for Gulliver Prep during his junior year. Senior (2003): Went 11-1 as a senior at Columbus with a 1.40 ERA and 90 strikeouts … led his team to the state championship. Junior (2002): Attended Gulliver Prep as a junior … posted a 4-0 record with a 1.00 ERA and three saves … recorded 40 strikeouts while helping Gulliver Prep to the district championship. Sophomore (2001): Pitched for Christopher Columbus High School … registered a 1-0 record … did not allow an earned run the entire season … recorded 10 strikeouts.
Son of David and Yazmin Gil … has one brother, David, who played for UM from 1997-2000 and was a third-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds … is majoring in business.
Gil’s Career Statistics
Year W-L ERA Sv G-GS CG SH IP H R ER BB SO HBP WP 2B 3B HR AB Avg PO A E Fld.2004 8-0 3.03 5 27-0 0 0 38.2 23 16 13 27 49 4 2 5 0 1 130 .177 2 6 0 1.0002005 2-3 5.34 3 26-0 0 0 30.1 31 20 18 21 22 6 2 7 1 3 115 .270 1 2 0 1.000Totals 10-3 4.09 8 53-0 0 0 68.2 54 36 31 48 71 10 4 12 1 4 245 .220 3 8 0 1.000