In front of a packed house, two Presbyterian Christian School baseball players signed their letters of intent to further their athletic careers at the next level of baseball. Catcher Brady Logan signed to play at Northwest Community College and pitcher Harper Jordan signed to play at Pearl River Community College.
“Those two are baseball guys. They love the game and everything about it. It was their ultimate goal to play at the next level, and to see them work so hard at it and achieve it, it is awesome as a coach. This upcoming season we expect leadership. That’s the biggest thing. They did that well last season. We are going to lean on Harper a lot more on the mound and be one of the guys to carry us. Brady behind the plate is our team captain back there. They can handle it though because they are both guys that are built for that,” said head coach Jarrett Hoffpauir.
Logan described his decision to sign with Northwest and what it meant to finally sign.
“I had a lot of deciding to do and Northwest was my first official visit. I had sent a highlight reel to a lot of people, and a lot of schools came to talk to me. I had been going out to different showcases, but Northwest was getting their field ready. They told me they would have a showcase and it would be later in the year. So, it was kind of my last showcase of the year and they invited me to come out. Afterward, I told them this is where I want to be at and this is where I want to catch.”
He also described what it meant to sign to further his athletic career.
“It has been something I’ve watched others do since I’ve been in ninth grade. So it is great to finally put pen-to-paper and say where I’m going knowing I can make it to the next level. I’ve been that guy who never really got a chance, but last year I think I proved I’m someone who can get out there and call the game at catcher. Kind of like a quarterback for baseball.”
Logan has quite the pedigree as a baseball player. His great grandfather Billy Logan caught for the Cleveland Indians and got his start on one of the first Dixie Boy’s teams at Kemper Park. His dad -Chris Logan - also played for the University of Southern Mississippi as a catcher and went on to pitch in the Padres minor league system.
Jordan who signed to play for Pearl River discussed what it meant to sign and continue his career.
“It is amazing and I’m excited to see what the future has in store. Not only at Pearl River, but my senior season at PCS. I cannot wait for it. The key factor for me to sign on with PRCC was it felt like home. I could see myself going down there and playing and it felt the most comfortable for me.”
“I think we have a lot of potential this season [at PCS]. We have so many guys with a lot of experience under their belt and I believe we have the potential to do something great this upcoming year,” said Jordan.
Baseball season kicks off in February for the Bobcats.