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Logan Kaletha will not return to IU baseball

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The Hoosier centerfielder who missed most of 2019 with an injury won't be wearing the cream and crimson next spring

Logan Kaletha takes a lead from first base after being hit by a pitch against Northwestern on April 13, 2018.
Auston Matricardi

On Saturday IU outfielder Logan Kaletha announced that his time as a Hoosier has come to an end with a post on his Instagram page:

”I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities this game has given me but most importantly the people it has brought into my life. I can say with all confidence this game allowed me to meet my brothers for life and I will cherish that forever. I’m honored I was able to represent MCHS, John A Logan, and Indiana University. Most importantly I couldn’t have done any of this without the full investment from my parents and I will forever thank them. Now it is time to close this book and open a new one! Go Hoosiers!!”

In 2018 the JUCO transfer served as IU’s primary centerfielder and leadoff man, slashing .261/.429/.440 with eight home runs and 14 stolen bases. In 2019 he played in just 18 games before suffering an injury. He had hit .222 with a trio of homers to that point.

His biggest moments came in his only full season as a Hoosier. Against ranked South Alabama in just his third game at IU he hit a walkoff grand slam to give the Hoosiers a crucial early season victory. He was also known to flash the leather from time to time.

In his penultimate game as a Hoosier on March 22 Kaletha walked it off against Iowa by beating out a grounder to second base as Cole Barr crossed the plate.