Two Trousdale County athletes signed scholarships last week to continue playing baseball at the collegiate level.
Seniors Logan Hewitt and Logan Calhoun signed with Roane State Community College last Thursday, with family, coaches, teammates and friends in attendance.
Calhoun signed as an outfielder and has started for three years for the Yellow Jackets. Hewitt signed as a pitcher and is entering his second season at TCHS after transferring from Red Boiling Springs.
“I’m itching to start that next journey in their lives with them,” said Roane State assistant coach Cam Hamsley. “Before I got hired at Roane, I saw Hewitt pitch a bit. When I got the job, I knew I had to get in touch with him.
“Logan Calhoun – both Hewitt and coach (Travis) Humes said ‘Would you be interested in looking at someone else?’ We started talking and I can tell that he is really passionate and hungry for the opportunity to prove himself.”
TCHS coach Travis Humes said he was thrilled to see both players get the chance to play college ball.
“I’m excited for both these guys,” Humes said. “They love the game, love their teammates and they’re going to be great in the classroom.
“I know the Calhouns and the Hewitts both worked hard to get these boys where they are, and I’m appreciative of their parents too.”
TCHS is scheduled to open the 2018 baseball season on Monday, March 12 at Goodpasture. The home opener will be Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. against Antioch.
Reach Chris Gregory at 615-374-3556 or firstname.lastname@example.org.