Quinnipiac senior Ben Gibson admits he started to question whether he was worthy of a spot on a Division 1 roster.
The Sagamore Beach, Mass., native’s sophomore slump bled into his junior year last spring, and by the time the season ended, he had posted back-to-back seasons in which he hit .170 or lower.
The 6-foot-5, 245-pound first baseman entered his senior season as a question mark in the Quinnipiac lineup — a plus defensive player who might serve solely as a defensive replacement due to his propensity for striking out.
"I was very frustrated with baseball," Gibson said. "I felt like I’d never played before. I couldn’t figure it out at the plate."