Baseball In The South Intriguing To TCU Commit Maxwell


Bruce Hefflinger
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Baseball In The South Intriguing To TCU Commit Maxwell

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Logan Maxwell OF / Lima Shawnee, OH / 2021

LIMA - Logan Maxwell had never been to the state of Texas until mid-August.

An impressive performance at the Future Games ignited interest from a number of colleges, including Texas Christian, which invited the Lima Shawnee junior to a camp Aug. 16 weekend.

“I loved it,” the speedy outfielder said about his visit to the TCU campus. “It has a family feeling. The culture the baseball program has is unbelievable. They made me feel at home and want to be there for my four years of college.”

That will now be the case after the top-ranked uncommitted 2021 in Ohio made an official decision to attend the Big 12 Conference school.

“Playing college baseball down south has always been my dream since I started playing,” noted Maxwell. “That became more realistic after the Future Games.”

The 5-10 165-pound left-hander - who had previous contact from the likes of UNC Charlotte, Kent State, Ohio U and Bowling Green - fared well at the PBR event with Ohio State, Purdue and Missouri all showing strong interest.

“The first day I was really nervous,” pointed out Maxwell, who missed out on the Future Games a year prior due to an injury. “But once I took BP, I wasn’t that bad. The next day in our first game I hit a line drive to right-center and I stayed hot the next two days. I played really well.”

TCU certainly noticed.

“They said they like my skill set in center field,” Maxwell related. “They like that I’m speedy and can run down fly balls. They project me as a left-handed hitter at the top of the lineup.”

Improvement in his game has been big for Maxwell in 2019.

“I became faster and my outfield play has really improved,” the eighth-rated junior in the state said about his game this year. “I’m also able to hit faster pitchers better. I’m getting more bat on the ball and I’m making more hard contact.”

Maxwell sees more improvement is in his future.

“I feel my speed can increase and my arm strength can definitely get better,” Maxwell said. “As for my hitting, I can always pick up pitches better and work on driving the ball to all fields.”

Summer baseball in Florida and Georgia only added to the intrigue Maxwell has had about playing the sport at the next level in the south.

“I like that you’re able to play all year round,” Maxwell said. “I want to play the game I love as much as I can. Down there you can play it 10 months to all year compared with six or seven months in Ohio.”

The top-ranked 2021 outfielder in the state sees another advantage in playing at TCU.

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