It’s almost like Kentucky’s Seth Logue slipped into Waynesboro in the middle of the night, fired a few shutout innings, and then disappeared into the mist. (Is there ever mist in Waynesboro?)
Anyway, the 6-foot-1 righthander arrived in the ‘Boro on June 15, appeared in six games, four of them starts, and then left after his July 21 start against Charlottesville. He was outstanding in his 19 1/3 innings, going 1-1, 1.39, with a .162 BAA, 0.725 WHIP, 1.4 BB/9, and 10.7 K/9. Out of starters surveyed for this list, he finished first in ERA, fourth in BAA, second in WHIP, fourth in BB/9, and ninth in K/9.
His best start was on July 13 against Charlottesville, when he blasted through their lineup for six shutout innings, allowing only one hit while not walking anyone and striking out eight. (That’s a game score of 78, by the way.) He was also very good against Harrisonburg on July 6, when he allowed four hits and one earned run, while walking none and striking out five in 4 1/3 innings.
The sophomore was named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll after going 1-0, 6.43 with two saves in 14 innings pitched for the Wildcats in 2021. He was Perfect Game’s #3 pitcher in the state of Ohio in 2020, and his brother, Zach, is a professional pitcher in Toronto’s system (and reached Triple-A in 2021).