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Matt Gelalich
Matt  Gelalich


La Verne, Calif.

High School:
Bonita HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 174





Pepperdine Defeats Portland 9-5 on the Road

The Waves close out the series vs. the Pilots on Sunday.


Waves Drop Heartbreaker to Stanford 5-4 in NCAA Regional Play

The loss sets up an elimination game with Fresno State at 1 p.m. PT tomorrow.


Waves Defeat Michigan State 6-2 in Game One of the NCAA Regionals

Starting pitcher Jon Moscot finishes his sixth complete game of the season.


No. 24 Waves Ready for Regional Action, Face Michigan State on Friday

Game one of the double-elimination Stanford Regional is set for 1 p.m. PT on


Waves Clinch WCC Title with 5-1 Win Over San Diego

Marks the 18th regular-season WCC title, first since 2006 for the Waves.


Pepperdine Baseball vs. Oklahoma (2-17-12

Friday, Feb. 17 at Eddy D. Field Stadium Pepperdine vs. Oklahoma Photos by Stephen Wandzura

Matt Gelalich Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader

2012/FRESHMAN: As a true freshman, Gelalich played in 58 of 59 games for the Waves, mostly as the team's everyday centerfielder ... He finished batting .192 with 34 hits and driving in 17 runs ... He also had seven doubles and scored 29 runs ... He had an on-base percentage of .332 ... The speedy Gelalich stole five of eight bases ... Had a 2-for-2 day at Santa Clara (4/20) and was 3-for-2 vs. Rhode Island (4/10) ... Came through with two RBI in a victory over Long Beach State (4/20) on 1-for-2 hitting ... Had a season-high three RBI on two separate occasions ... First three RBI performance came with 1-for-4 hitting at Loyola Marymount (5/19) and the second time was against Michigan State (6/1) in the NCAA Regionals, where he went 1-for-3 with three RBI.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bonita High School...played three years of varsity baseball under John Knott...Finished high school career with a .452 batting average with eight triples and five home runs, scoring 85 runs and stealing 36 bases...Two-time First Team All-CIF-Southern Section and All-San Gabriel Valley selection...Two-time All-league selection...Also named All-league and All-CIF in football.

PERSONAL: Given name is Matthew Nicholas Gelalich...Son of Greg and Karyn Gelalich...Has two brothers, Jeff (20) and Danny (14)...Brother Jeff plays baseball at UCLA...Majoring in sports medicine...Career goal is to become a dentist...Loves baseball because it forces you to deal with adversity and to learn from your mistakes.

FAVORITES: Enjoys playing and watching football in his free time...Favorites include Ichiro Suzuki (baseball player), San Diego Padres (pro baseball team), Remember the Titans (movie).

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