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Logan Gilbert Named Perfect Game Preseason All-American

The preseason honors continue to roll in for Stetson junior Logan Gilbert. On Tuesday, Gilbert was named to the Perfect Game preseason All-America first team.

Logan Gilbert roars his arm back to pitch a fast one.

Logan Gilbert pitches May 25, 2017, in the ASUN Baseball Championship game 4 action between Stetson Hatters and the Lipscomb Bison at Melching Field in DeLand.

The hard-throwing right-handed pitcher was previously named to the Collegiate Baseball preseason All-America second team in December. This is the fifth season Perfect Game has published a preseason collegiate All-America team.

A native of Apopka, Fla., Gilbert was named the ASUN Pitcher of the year in 2017 after posting a perfect 10-0 record with a 2.02 ERA, and is one of three Stetson hurlers to return this year after posting more than 100 strikeouts last spring. Senior Brooks Wilson (127) and junior Jack Perkins (108) joined with Gilbert (107) in making Stetson just the eighth NCAA team to have three pitchers record 100 or more strikeouts in a season since 2002.

The other programs to have three pitchers with 100 or more strikeouts in a season were Oklahoma (2012), UCLA (2010), TCU (2006), Ole Miss (2005) and Rice (2002, ’03 and ’05).

Gilbert was the only player from the ASUN named to any of the three preseason Perfect Game All-America teams.

Steve Trimper

Steve Trimper

The Hatters will open coach Steve Trimper‘s second season on Friday, Feb. 16, against Manhattan College. The team will begin preparation for the season on Jan. 26, which will also be the date of the annual Dick Westervelt First Pitch Banquet. That event is scheduled to begin with a “Happy Hour” from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the Wayne Sanborn Center in DeLand.

Stetson will also hold an alumni game, with many recent former players, as well as players from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s returning to Melching Field to square off against the current Stetson squad. That event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m.

Jorge Arenas slaps hands with a coach as he rounds third base in May 2017.

The Hatters, including shortstop Jorge Arenas, above, start their 2018 season on Feb. 16 against Manhattan College.

Season tickets for all 42 games scheduled to be played at Melching Field this spring, including all of the games in the Westin Lake Mary Stetson Invitational as well as Virginia Tech games against Wagner and Central Michigan and a tilt between Army and Rhode Island, can be purchased for as little as $85 for general admission, but only prior to Jan. 16.

 

The 2018 Early Bird ticket prices are:
Box Reserved seats (sections 104 and 108) – $185
Chairback Reserved seats (Sections 207 and 208) – $135
Chairback Reserved season (Sections 206 and 209) – $110
General Admission – $85

After Jan. 16, all ticket prices will increase by $10.

Faculty and staff members can purchase their season tickets any time for the same low price – Box Reserved for $145, Chairback (207/208) for $120 and Chairback (206/209) – $95.

Contact the Stetson Athletics ticket office at 386-738-HATS, or visit GoHatters.com/tix, for more information on season tickets for baseball or any other sport.

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