Logan shows off for pro scouts

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, January 20, 2015

NATCHEZ — If professional scouts weren’t aware of Quinton Logan before this past weekend, Logan believes they do now.

The left-handed senior for Cathedral High School was invited to participate in the 2015 Under Armour Pre-Season All-American tournament in Mesa, Ariz. that featured more than 400 high school players across the country.

“Most of the local scouts know who I am, but going out of state, I knew I had to make a name for myself,” Logan said.

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Of course, being a left-handed pitcher that can clock mid 80s is going to attract some attention. Playing on the southeastern team in the tournament, Logan took the mound Saturday in the first game of the event as the starter. Coming from a player that just played in Cathedral’s football state championship victory, Logan said his nerves were at an all-time high, as he pitched against the best the country had to offer.

“I was throwing around 84 to 87, but I was really nervous,” Logan said. “I couldn’t find my rhythm at first, but then I found the zone and worked from there.”

Logan pitched three innings, striking out seven batters and walking five in the process. After his game, Logan’s name gained a little more popularity amongst observing scouts.

“The Oakland Athletics and the Cincinnati Reds scouts came and talked to me after the game,” Logan said. “They both were just telling me I played really well, and we’re trying to find out if I knew where I was going to play college ball.”

Logan, who is still undecided about where he will play college baseball at, made his way into the outfield for the remainder of the tournament. He batted 2-for-5 in the rest of the tournament. As Logan made his way back to Natchez Monday, he had a sense of accomplishment.

“I just wanted to show the scouts that I can play on that high level with that competition,” Logan said.