By Rob Kiser
When Logan Harris made a decision to go to a prospect camp at Ohio Christian University, he had no idea what it would lead to.
Now, the Piqua High School senior knows where he will be playing baseball for the next four years,
The son of Dwayne Harris and Jennifer Harris signed his letter of intent to play for OCU in the PHS commons Wednesday morning.
“It started off with the prospect camp,” Harris said. “Then we took a tour of the school and met the team. I liked everybody on the team. It just felt like home. I liked everything about it.”
He also got the attention of OCU coach Mike Blevins at the prospect camp.
“We had about 21 kids there and our team,” Blevins said. “Logan (Harris) was a vocal guy. You don’t see that in a lot of young players. He swung a big bat and he also had good stuff on the mound. He can do a lot of different things for us.”
Harris, who has the ability to play almost any position on the field, had a breakout season as a junior last year at Piqua.
He batted .288 and had a .307 on-base percentage.
Harris had a double, five RBIs and scored seven runs for the Indians and is expecting big things in his senior season.
“I want to go out with a bang,” he said. “Those (his teammates) are my brothers-in-arms. We have worked worked and we want to win a GWOC title.”
Piqua first-year baseball coach Brad Lavey hopes Harris is correct.
“It is also a special day for the player, family and program when they sign to play in college,” Lavey said. “In Logan, they are getting a good athlete and baseball player who is a very hard worker. He is (a versatile player). He has worked hard to make himself a guy who can play a number of positions.”
Harris credited Tramain Hall and Enhance U for his improvement through the years.
“I wouldn’t be where I am without him and everything he has done for me,” Harris said. “He has helped me get to where I am today.”
And Harris will be reunited with former teammate Michael Anderson, currently a sophomore on the OCU roster.
“I really look forward to playing with Michael (Anderson) again,” Harris said. “He took me under his wings when I was a freshman (at Piqua) and really helped me. Playing with him again is something I really wanted to do as well.”
Just another bonus from a trip to a prospect camp that led to Harris’ next “baseball” home.
Rob Kiser is Sports Editor for the Daily Call. He can be reached at (937) 451-3334.