Logan Gelbrich is a senior catcher at San Diego. He played in
60 games a season ago with 56 starts and saw action as designated hitter and in
left field as well as behind the plate. A native of Los Angeles, Gelbrich was
named first team all-West Coast Conference in 2007 after hitting .316 with 67
hits, including 16 doubles, and 38 RBI. Gelbrich handles one of the top pitching
staffs in the nation.
March 13, 2008
Wins, Not So Big Celebrations
Four years ago, the Toreros played Cal State
Fullerton at their place, and lost a one-run ball game in the
13th inning. Then, that was a little bit of an accomplishment.
As the last out was recorded in our 6-2 victory over the Titans
last night, there was less jubilation in the air than even our
loss to the same team, four years ago.
tradition of excellence and level of play from Cal State
Fullerton is a benchmark for all of college baseball, and to
anticipate and achieve victory over such a great program is
impressive regardless of who you are. One cannot ignore the
consistent Fullerton presence in Omaha from year to year.
But from the perspective of a Torero, times are
changing in our camp. Fullerton has proven it is a mainstay at
the forefront of college baseball, and I believe USD's presence
as an elite program is here to stay as well. The little private
school on the hill has grown into a national power, and it is
something special to see, from my freshman year being a team
without an invitation to the postseason to a team that can
compete in the upper echelon of college baseball as a senior.
Despite the phenomenal 2007 season, we are still
growing as a team and have not come anywhere near playing our
best baseball. But I really believe these growing pains are well
worth it to play great baseball in June.
As of right now, we are preparing and focused on
the moment. We are ready to take Western Illinois head on and
move into our trip to Hawaii with some real momentum.
(action photo by Brock Scott)