CHS’ Logan earns MVP honors at All-Star game
Published 12:03 am Friday, June 12, 2015
NATCHEZ — Quinton Logan accepted a Mississippi All-Star invitation with intents to prove he and his Cathedral High School teammates could play with anybody.
After capturing the title of MVP for a victorious South squad in a game that assembled the best players assembled from MHSAA Class 1A, 2A and 3A, the senior left-handed pitcher did just that.
“No matter what league you’re in, baseball is baseball,” Logan said.
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Logan got the start on the mound for the South All-Star team last weekend, getting a three-up, three-down inning, thanks to an inning-ending double play that saw him catch a ball lined right back at him before throwing over to first. Logan, who won the MHSAA Class 1A State title weeks before, felt at home in Trustmark Park again.
“I felt very comfortable being back at the park, and I was pumped to get to play,” Logan said. “I’ve been hanging out with guys at Hinds (Community College), and I just felt like I could play with those guys.”
The absence of jitters showed early, as Logan was the first player to get a hit in the all-star clash, lining a shot between the North first baseman and second baseman in the first inning.
The pressure mounted, however, in the sixth inning when his South team was down 5-4 with runners on second and third with two outs. Logan stepped to the plate and drilled a shot down the third base line, scoring the runners and giving his team the 6-5 lead and eventual win. Going 2-for-2 with a double and pitching an inning in the win had Logan thinking MVP.
“I kind of figured I would win it, but I was still surprised when I actually received it,” Logan said.
Up next for Logan will be offseason workouts, preparing for his freshman season with Hinds Community College.