Sailfish Baseball Nets Top Pitching Prospect in Logan Thomas
July 2, 2008
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Continuing to replenish his team through the recruitment process, Palm Beach Atlantic University head baseball coach Rob Avila feels he has found yet another special player in the form of Melbourne High School product Logan Thomas who has signed a national latter of intent to further his education and play baseball at PBA beginning in the Fall.
Certainly a standout on the diamond while playing for head coach Pete Donovan at MHS, perhaps even more impressive than his athletic accolades was his success in the classroom. Ranked number one in his class of 585 while sporting a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during his high school career, Thomas gives Avila and the Sailfish a talented athlete on and off the field.
“Signing a young man like Logan who had multiple Division I and even Ivy League offers is truly a blessing,” said Avila.
“It is so encouraging to observe a young man like Logan who is excelling in all areas of his life. His character and work ethic are second to none. It is also exciting to know that he is part of a group of talented student-athletes who have caught the vision of PBA athletics. They all want to be a part of building something really special here. I thank the Lord for the opportunity to get to work with the young men we have coming back along with this year's recruiting class. These guys are committed to glorifying God in all they do and if they keep that their focus, we will be very successful in the years to come,” continued the Sailfish leader.
A four-year varsity letterman for the Bulldogs at Melbourne High, Thomas spent a majority of his time as a shortstop and right-handed pitcher. As a Sailfish, Avila envisions Thomas spending most of his time on the mound.
Named to the Cape Coast All-Conference team during both his junior and senior seasons, Thomas was also named to the Florida Today’s All Space Coast Team as a pitcher in both seasons as well. The Florida Sports Writers Association also named Thomas to their 6A All-State Honorable Mention listing after each of his final two seasons at the prep level.
Not only a committed student on the field and in the classroom, Thomas was also actively involved with his school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes; in fact he was even named by FCA as the Central Florida Servant Athlete of the Year in 2008.
A future Mathematics major at Palm Beach Atlantic, Thomas seems destined to fit in with the mission of being a Sailfish student-athlete.
“I’m excited about starting my college career at PBA,” said Thomas. “I’m thankful that Palm Beach Atlantic presents a great opportunity to receive an awesome faith-based education while playing the sport I love,” continued Thomas.
With the summer months quickly dwindling, it won’t be long before Thomas joins his new teammates with the Fish.