Covering High School Sports in America
Emerson Gibbs, a spring graduate of Jesuit (New Orleans), added to his legend on Tuesday night as he pitched New Orleans Post 125 to the championship during the 86th American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C.

Post 125, which finished with a 41-7 record, blanked Brooklawn, N.J., 4-0, in the finale behind Gibbs' three-hit pitching. Due to a rain delay, the game did not start until 11 p.m.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound righthander also defeated Milford, Conn., in the 11-inning opener and was named the George W. Rulon Player of the Year. He now will take his magic to Tulane University.

During his senior year Gibbs made national headlines when he threw 193 pitches during a marathon 15-inning stint against archrival Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, La.). Jesuit finally won 2-1 in 18 innings.

The hitting was supplied by Matthieu Robert, a 5-10, 192-pound catcher, who had a key two-run double and drove in three runs.