Providence baseball coach Danny Hignight said high school players with Logan Davidson’s ability are rare.
“He’s is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound shortstop who runs a 6.58 60 (yard sprint) and is a switch hitter,” Hignight said. “He’s had a great year for us on the mound (as a pitcher) and at the plate (as a hitter). He’s a great team player who is getting much better.”
Davidson on Tuesday was named N.C. Gatorade Player of the Year .
Davidson, who has signed with Clemson, is projected as an early-round selection in June’s Major League Baseball draft.
“He comes from a good family and he’s a very, very good player who plays hard,” Hignight said. “Nothing comes naturally in our game, but he’s a great teammate and a great listener and he does everything you’d want from a player.”
The Gatorade award recognizes Davidson for his athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.
Davidson, a finalist for Gatorade’s national baseball player of the year, has led the Panthers (29-2) to a third straight berth in the N.C. 4A Western Regional championship series.
He is hitting .456 with eight home runs, 16 doubles, 42 runs scored and 47 RBIs. As a pitcher, he is 10-0 with a 1.28 ERA, two saves and 75 strikeouts in 61 innings.
Davidson has maintained a 4.48 weighted grade-point average and has volunteered on behalf of Power Cross Ministries in Statesville.