July 17, 2013
Boston College sophomore Logan Hoggarth is playing for the Baltimore Red Birds in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. Hoggarth is currently batting .255 with 11 RBIs and five stolen bases. The Red Birds are in fourth place with a 20-14 record in the CRCBL.
In his last game, Hoggarth had a big day for the Red Birds in a 6-3 victory over the third place Gaithersburg Giants. The outfielder was 2-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases. We got a chance to catch up with the Eagle and see how his summer is going.
What has your experience been like playing in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League?
My experience playing in the Cal Ripken League has been an amazing one. The league offers a lot of competition from great players around the nation and playing for the Red Birds has been a great time this summer as well. It has been fun getting to know the other players on the team and hearing about how their seasons went and their experiences. All in all I'm really enjoying my time here in Maryland.
Where are you living this summer? What has that been like?
I'm living in Cockeysville, Maryland which is about 20 minutes outside the city of Baltimore. I'm staying with John and Deborah Carey and I'm really fortunate to have had them as my host family. They are really nice and they have a beautiful home with lots of things to do around the house.
What parts of your game are you working on improving the most this summer?
Throughout the summer, I have been working on plate discipline and working the pitcher. I have been working on trying to find my pitch instead of swinging at the pitchers pitch. This has allowed me to become more of a consistent hitter and work the counts a lot more.
You have been known to carry a wood bat all the time at school; how is it to be able to swing it this summer?
It feels great to swing it this summer. I've always liked swinging wooden bats because the ball feels better coming off it.
What are you looking forward to when you return to The Heights in the fall?
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone on the team and meeting the incoming freshman. Also, I'm excited to start fall workouts and getting better as a team for the upcoming spring season.