Meet Logan Barnette, the killer sidearm pitcher for GSU. After helping Walton High School reach the state playoffs three years in a row, made quite an impact at Georgia State with a 1.38 ERA in 2015, all while making Honor Roll and Dean’s List.
We recently caught up with Mr. Barnette and got some insights to his keys for success.
Thanks for taking a few minutes for questions. You’ve had fantastic success both on and off the field. How did you get started playing baseball?
When I was a baby my parents would take me to the baseball fields all the time to watch my brother play. From that I fell in love with the game and have been playing for as long as I can remember.
Congratulations on an outstanding season at Georgia State. What other accomplishments stand out in your career?
Preseason All-State Team for the Georgia Dugout Club. Won the Great Lakes Collegiate Baseball League over the summer of 2015 playing for the Lima Locos
My best college memory is from freshman year. We were playing at UT Arlington and it was the 10th inning. I was called in and threw one pitch rolling a 6-4-3 double play. The next inning we scored and the closer came in to end the game. The next day I was called in the game in the 7th with a tie game. We ended up having to go into extra innings again allowing me to throw 4 innings. We scored in the 10th and I was able to keep them scoreless in the bottom half giving me two wins in two days.
What does it take to compete at such a high level?
I train 6 times a week, but since I recently underwent shoulder surgery I am only training 4 to 5 times a week.
What happened to your shoulder?
When I went up to Ohio to play summer this year I ended up messing my whole shoulder up. The cause was because I was not getting all the proper maintenance that Dr. Addison provides.
In September I had bicep tendon, rotator cuff, and labrum surgery. This will cause me to be out for the upcoming season.
That’s too bad about your shoulder, how do you keep motivated?
Knowing that I have a year recovery ahead of me until I am able to pitch again. I have seen how much I have progressed in such a short time. This motivates me at rehab to give that extra push so I am able to get back out on the mound.
Good luck with your recovery. How has Dr. Addison helped you continue to compete?
With 56 games in a college season it is very hard to stay healthy the whole year, but Dr. Addison is always there when I need quick work on my arm. I would go in there feeling like my arm was going to fall off, but by the time I left I felt like I could go pitch a whole game.
So what is next for you?
I want to play baseball for as long as I can, but I know that I am going to have to have to hang up the cleats one day. I am currently studying finance and will be in the business world when I graduate.
We’re sure you are going to have as much success after graduation in the business world, but we can’t wait to see what you do when you come back your Junior year.
Thanks to Logan for spending a few minutes with us. And Go Panthers!