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Logan Kaletha will not return to IU baseball

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.