Timeout with Logan Odom

Logan Odom is a sophomore pitcher for the Western Nevada baseball team. He has a 4.15 earned run average and 1-1 record in seven appearances this season.

JL: You were the designated hitter in Saturday's game against Salt Lake, when was the last time you had an at bat?

LO: I got one at bat in the fall. Before that, it was probably last summer.

JL: In high school you were more of a hitter than a pitcher. Did it feel weird getting back in the batter's box?

LO: It didn't feel too bad. Everything just kind of came back to me because when I went out there it was kind of second nature for me. I'm not going to go out there and try to get cheated. I wasn't out there to try and hit singles, that's for sure. I just went out there and had fun, swung and tried to hit the ball hard.

JL: Saturday was your last regular season home game here, what memories will you have of WNC?

LO: There's a lot to remember here. I've learned a lot here with this coaching staff and these guys. I've definitely learned more here than any other place in my life and that says a lot because I had a great coach and great program in high school (North Medford High School in Oregon), but I think I really came into my own in this program and just learned a lot about myself and I'm going to take a lot away from this place.

JL: When you came here, were you hoping to stay a dominate pitcher or stay more on the hitting end of it?

LO: You know, as long as I'm playing baseball it doesn't really matter. I came out here and swung it for a year and they wanted to see me on the hill so I tried that out. You know, whatever I can do to help the team.

JL: You've committed to USC next year, how excited are you with that choice?

LO: I'm really excited because with Southern California I don't think there's a lot of better programs that I could happen to fall into. But I'm going to go down there and hopefully help out that team.

JL: What are you hoping to do at USC?

LO: My ultimate goal is to play professionally, but I'm really new to pitching so I'm just going keep going out, refining my skills each day and I'll see how far that takes me.


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