Logan Allen has learned a lot about himself as a baseball player with the Evoshield Canes (Va.) showcase organization.
Namely his ring size (11).
Allen became a five-time world champion on Oct. 27 when the Canes won the World Wood Bat Association World Championship in Jupiter, Fla.
The left-handed pitcher from Fletcher was selected to the all-tournament team after pitching two wins which consisted of seven shutout innings with 12 strikeouts, five hits and four walks.
No team had previously won the WWBA World Championship in back-to-back years and Allen was part of both runs.
“It was pretty crazy, just an awesome experience,” Allen said.
“When it started out, I wasn’t sure how bad this team would want it because (Evoshield) has been so successful in the past. But we just dominated. I got put in some huge spots, including the game that helped us clinch our pool and the semifinals. It was great to come through for my teammates and just be confident in what I was doing up there.”
All five of Allen’s championships with Evoshield have come in the past two years. With each title, he has been presented with a commemorative ring from the Canes.
Allen not only has a fastball that has been clocked at more than 90 mph, but the 6-foot-3, 205 pound senior consistently throws a changeup, curveball and slider.
Perfect Game currently has Allen ranked as North Carolina’s No. 2 high school prospect from the Class of 2015 (behind West Columbus outfielder/pitcher Eric Jenkins) and 82nd nationally.
Allen attends high school at the IMG Academy in Bradenton (Fla.) and maintained an earned-run average of 0.80 in 50 innings pitched last spring. He had seven strikeouts for each walk allowed. Allen collected Cy Young and Gold Glove awards at IMG’s postseason banquet.
He will sign to play for the University of South Carolina next week.
Allen took his official visit to Columbia, S.C., over the weekend. North Buncombe graduate Alex Destino is a freshman on the Gamecocks roster and was the Citizen-Times All-WNC Player of the Year as a high school junior and senior.
“I was already sold on South Carolina, but especially after the visit I just had,” Allen said.
“Whether I go to college or go in the draft, I can’t wait for what the future holds.”
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