Hankins notches first college win
Published 11:14 pm Tuesday, March 16, 2021
IRONTON — Former Rock Hill Redmen baseball star Logan Hankins picked up his first collegiate win as a reliever for the Alice Lloyd Eagles.
Hankins starred as a pitcher for the Redmen before graduating in 2020. The college freshman didn’t keep track of his high school statistics but recalls his high school days in a different perspective.
“I never really kept track of my stats. All I cared about was winning, you know? We were a pretty solid team in high school and we were fortunate enough to win a couple sectional
championships, one conference title and a district runner-up,” said Hankins.
This was all accomplished without a senior season due to the cancellation of baseball last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It felt real good to get back on the mound and pitch and play the game I love,” added Hankins.
The freshman pitcher was called to the mound in relief during the sixth inning when he retired Johnson University’s last batter.
The Eagles trailed 10-9 in the seventh inning and Hankins continued to bring the heat. He did not allow a single run in the game’s last inning and pitched at five batters, striking out one of them.
Alice Lloyd won the game on a two run homer by Noah Dingess in the bottom of the seventh to earn Hankins his first win as a college pitcher, 11-10.
“It was my first win and hopefully there are more where that came from,” said Hankins.