Bryan County High School catcher Logan Harrell had a career year in 2013.
Her 12 home runs in a single season eclipsed the school’s previous career mark of 10 set by Jerri Hines. Harrell also hit .426 and drove in 43 runs in 36 games for the Lady Redskins, who finished 22-14 and came within a run of advancing to the state Class AA finals in Columbus.
Her season didn’t go unnoticed, as Harrell became the first Lady Redskin to make first-team All-State since Tiffany Howard in 2012 and the first to make the state’s AA All-State team.
“I was pretty excited when I heard about it,” she said, recalling the phone call she got from coach Al Butler to tell her the news.
“I was on my way home from hunting,” Harrell said. “Coach Al said, ‘I want to be the first to congratulate you on making first team all state,’ and he said that he was very proud of me.”
“I think I was in shock,” she said. “I think I said, ‘Wow, that’s awesome, thank you.’ I couldn’t have done it without him.”
State coaches aren’t the only ones to notice. Harrell recently committed to play softball at Armstrong Atlantic State University, where she hopes to study rehabilitation science and athletic training.
“I like the coach, the smaller classes — I’ve always liked smaller classes — and the campus is really pretty,” Harrell said. “I went on a visit and they made me me feel like I was at home. It was very welcoming.”
Read full story in Dec. 25 issue of the Bryan County News.