Bruins will take on Aztecs at 6 p.m. on Friday at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Eight players enter professional baseball after exceling at UCLA
Gelalich, Griggs, Heineman earn first-team all-region honors
Gelalich named to second team, Berg and Plutko to third team
Jeff Gelalich earns first-team All-America honors
Florida State defeated UCLA, 4-1, eliminating the Bruins from the College World Series (June 19, 2012).
UCLA vs. Stony Brook: CWS Game 1
Jeff Gelalich Career Photo Gallery
Batted .316 with 15 home runs, 74 RBI and 106 runs in 159 career games (141 starts) from 2010-12...was selected in the supplemental first round (No. 57 overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds...earned All-Tournament Team honors at the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Los Angeles Regionals...in 23 career postseason games, batted .293 with five home runs, 17 RBI and 15 runs...helped lead UCLA to the College World Series in 2010 and 2012 and to consecutive Pac-12 Conference titles in 2011 and 2012.
Started all 64 games (63 in right field, one as designated hitter)...batted .351 with 11 home runs, 10 doubles and 48 RBI...secured first-team All-America acclaim from Baseball America and second-team honors from Perfect Game USA...was an All-Pac-12 Conference selection...named a first-team ABCA All-West Region honoree...led the Bruins in batting average (.351), home runs (11), hits (86), slugging percentage (.535), on-base percentage (.444) and stolen bases (16)...ranked among the top-10 in the Pac-12 in numerous offensive categories - sixth in batting average, third in on-base percentage, eighth in slugging percentage, fifth in hits, tied for sixth in runs, fourth in home runs, tied for third in total bases, stolen bases and walks...was named Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional, going 5-for-11 (.454) with two home runs, one double, seven RBI and three runs...reached base safely in each of UCLA's first 25 games...overall, reached base safely in 60 of UCLA's 64 contests...recorded 24 multiple-hit games and 13 multiple-RBI efforts...twice secured Pac-12 Player of the Week honors...named Pac-12 Player of the Week after going 7-for-14 (.500) with three home runs, five RBI and seven runs in four games the week of Feb. 20-26...also captured Player of the Week acclaim after going 9-for-16 (.563) in four wins the week of March 5-11...went 9-for-13 (.692) with three runs and one stolen base in UCLA's three-game sweep at Georgia...had a career-high four hits in a 4-for-4 effort at Georgia (March 9)...led the Bruins with a .364 batting average (40-for-110) in all road and neutral site games...in the final NCAA Regional game, a 13-5 win over Creighton, went 3-for-3 with two home runs, a career-high four RBI, three runs and two walks.
Played in 22 games for the Bellingham Bells of the West Coast Collegiate League...batted .214 with six doubles, two RBI and four runs...Bellingham went 21-32, finishing third in the league's East Division.
Played in 55 games, making 53 starts (37 as the designated hitter, 16 in right field)...batted .268 with two home runs, four triples, 13 doubles, 35 runs and 13 RBI...recorded a .389 on-base percentage, the third-highest on the team among players with at least 50 at-bats...stole 10 bases on 12 attempts...registered 10 multiple-hit games, including three three-hit efforts...had three multiple-RBI games, including a season-high three RBI against Arizona (April 15)...hit safely in UCLA's final seven games...posted a .353 batting average in the Bruins' four postseason games, going 6-for-17 with one home run, two doubles, three RBI and two runs...went 2-for-4 in each of the first two NCAA Los Angeles Regional games (vs. San Francisco on June 3, vs. Fresno State on June 4)...went 1-for-5 with one solo home run and two RBI in UCLA's final game of the season against UC Irvine (June 5)...went 3-for-4 with one double, one run and one RBI against UC Santa Barbara (May 11)...went 4-for-10 (.400) in a three-game Pac-10 series victory against Arizona (April 15-17)...went 2-for-3 with one home run, one double, three RBI and one run in the series-opener against Arizona (April 15)...went 5-for-10 (.500) with one triple, three runs and one RBI in a three-game Pac-10 series win at Washington State (April 8-10)...went 2-for-4 in UCLA's annual game against USC at Dodger Stadium (March 13)...went 3-for-4 with one double, three runs and two stolen bases in a victory over San Jose State (Feb. 27)...went 3-for-3 with one double, two runs and two stolen bases in a 4-1 win against San Francisco (Feb. 20).
Played in 40 games, making 24 starts (15 in left field, six in right and three as the designated hitter)...batted .321 with two home runs, one triple, four doubles, 13 RBI and 17 runs...registered a .465 on-base percentage and was a perfect 7-for-7 stealing bases...totaled six multiple-hit games and two multiple-RBI efforts in limited playing time...had a season-high three hits in a 3-for-3 effort with one RBI, one run and one walk in his first career start (right field) against Oral Roberts (March 20)...went 2-for-4 with two runs and a three-RBI triple in the fourth inning of a 10-0 victory at UC Riverside (April 13)...went 2-for-3 with one double and two RBI in an 8-7 victory at California (May 21)...went 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI in UCLA's 15-1 NCAA Regional-opening win over Kent State (June 4)...went 2-for-3 with his first career home run, two runs and one RBI in a 6-3 win over defending national champion LSU at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional (June 5)...went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in UCLA's 5-3 win over TCU (June 21) in the Bruins' second game of the College World Series...went 2-for-5 with one double, one RBI, one run and one stolen base in UCLA's 10-3 win over TCU (June 26) at the College World Series, sending the Bruins into the best-of-three national championship series.
Four-year varsity baseball letterwinner and three-year varsity football letterwinner at Bonita High School under head coaches John Knott and Eric Podley, respectively...selected in the 41st round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies...served as team captain for the baseball and football teams at Bonita his senior season...batted .338 as a senior (2009), totaling one home run, two triples, two doubles, 14 RBI, 22 runs and 11 stolen bases...named a first-team All-Miramonte League selection as a senior and sophomore...also named a second-team All-Inland Valley selection as a senior...helped lead Bonita to a 21-6 overall record, including a 9-0 mark at home, culminating in a CIF Southern Section quarterfinal playoff appearance in 2009...was a Rawlings Baseball Preseason All-America second-team selection and All-California first-team selection in 2009...batted .423 as a junior (2008), recording two triples, 11 doubles, 18 RBI, 17 runs and 10 stolen bases... secured second-team All-Miramonte League honors as a junior...batted .393 as a sophomore (2007), collecting four home runs, two triples, nine doubles, 22 RBI, 22 runs and 10 stolen bases...named a first-team All-Inland Valley selection as a sophomore...batted .258 as a freshman (2006), logging five RBI in 18 games on the varsity team...played for the Milwaukee Brewers Area Codes Team and Atlanta Braves Scout Team...was an All-Northview Tournament and All-Glendora Tournament Team selection...played at the Perfect Game National Showcase at the Metrodome in Minneapolis...also competed for the San Gabriel Valley Arsenal for four seasons...an elite linebacker on Bonita's football team, led the varsity squad in tackles as a senior (117 total tackles) and junior (123 total tackles)...finished his senior football season with five receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns...also had a team-leading 5.5 sacks and one interception...registered 13 receptions for 104 yards as a junior...tallied 29 tackles as a sophomore in his first full season on the varsity squad...a talented scholar-athlete, was a four-year California Scholarship Federation (CSF) honoree and four-year Bonita High School honor roll selection.
Full name: Jeffrey Scott Gelalich (pronounced JELL-uh-litch)...born March 16, 1991 in Los Angeles...Jeff is the oldest of Greg and Karyn Gelalich's three sons...has two younger brothers, Matt and Danny...admires Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier...undeclared major.
At-bats - 6 at UC Riverside (4/5/11)
Runs - 3 (six times), last vs. Creighton (6/3/12)
Hits - 4 at Georgia (3/9/12)
RBI - 4 vs. Creighton (6/3/12)
Doubles - 3 vs. Sacramento State (3/4/12)
Triples - 1 (five times), last at Stanford (4/23/11)
Home Runs - 2 (twice), last vs. Creighton (6/3/12)
Stolen Bases - 2 (four times), last vs. Cal State Northridge (4/17/12)
JEFF GELALICH'S CAREER STATISTICS