The Waves host a WCC series in Malibu this weekend.
The Waves opened the season with a 2-1 series win over Oakland
Pepperdine had 15 different players playing in seven different leagues around the country.
The Waves close out the series vs. the Pilots on Sunday.
The loss sets up an elimination game with Fresno State at 1 p.m. PT tomorrow.
2016 WCC Baseball Tournament
Baseball vs. UCSB
Baseball vs. Texas A&M
Friday, Feb. 17 at Eddy D. Field Stadium Pepperdine vs. Oklahoma Photos by Stephen Wandzura
JUNIOR/2016: Appeared in 41 games, making 40 starts for the Waves as a junior in 2016 … Posted a .275 batting average, with two homers, five doubles and a team-high three triples … Scored 27 runs and drove in 14 … Slugged .389 and had a .385 on-base percentage … Stole a team-high nine bases on 13 attempts … Drew 19 walks … Matched a career high with four hits against UCLA (4/19) … Scored a career-high three runs twice … Posted four multi-RBI games including a season-high three against Columbia (3/12) … Had 10 multi-hit games … Posted a season-high nine-game hitting streak and reached base safely in 10 straight games at one point … Scored multiple runs nine times.
SOPHOMORE/2015: Appeared in 45 games, making 42 starts … Named All-WCC honorable mention … Earned WCC All-Tournament team honors as well … Finished the season with 41 hits … Posted 23 RBI, hitting seven doubles, four triples and two homers … Was fifth on the team hitting .289 … Stole seven bases on nine attempts … Notched a career-best four hits twice on the year against Portland (3/28) and Gonzaga (5/15) … Posted a career-high two triples against Gonzaga (5/15) … Also had a career-high four RBI against Gonzaga (5/15).FRESHMAN/2012: 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).