Jeff Gerlica

Jeff  Gerlica


Port St. Lucie, FL

High School:
Lincoln Park Academy

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195


2017 Academic All-Mountain West

Freshman (2017):
- Pitched in seven games, all in relief.
- Missed half of season due to injury.
- Struck out seven in 8.1 innings pitched.
- Made collegiate debut with a scoreless inning vs. LSU.
- Struck out three in 2.1 innings vs. New Mexico.
- Picked up win against Creighton.
- Had three scoreless outings.
- Academic All-Mountain West.

HIGH SCHOOL (Lincoln Park Academy):
Lettered four years in baseball…4-2 record with 1.24 ERA as a senior…struck out 85 in 51 innings pitched, allowing just 30 hits…all-area…two-time team captain…two-time Cy Young Award winner…also earned coach’s award…high school baseball coach was John Boltersdorf…played summer ball for the Easton Rockets, coached by Max Rios…National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 6…son of Eugene and Jane Gerlica…has an older sister…considering management major and a career field of pilot…hobby is water skiing…began playing baseball at age five…greatest personal moment in sports was throwing a no-hitter against the 8A District Champions…something not many people know about him is that he wasn’t a pitcher until his junior year of high school…guilty pleasure is binge-watching Family Guy while eating Chipotle…dream vacation spot is Hawaii…favorite MLB team is the New York Mets…favorite MLB player is Noah Syndergaard…pregame ritual is eating the same thing before every game and not talking to anyone before a start…enjoys listening to anything but mostly rap and country…credits his dad as having the biggest impact on his baseball career…favorite quote: “Sometimes you win, something you lose, sometimes it rains…think about that.”

Why I came to the Academy: “To become a better person and challenge myself in all aspects of life.  I didn’t want the usual college experience.”

Gerlica Career Statistics

Year era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr bf bavg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2017 (Fr.) 10.80 1-0 7 0 0 0/0 0 8.1 12 10 10 9 5 4 0 0 27 .370 0 0 0 3 2
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