Logan DeVries, a soon to be Pine Bush grad, is heading to SUNY Ulster to play baseball, and this summer he is playing summer ball for the Middletown Cobras senior American Legion team and the Wappinger Yankees.
“Honestly, I just love the game,” said DeVries, last week following Middletown’s loss to Rockland. “I just like to have fun playing the game.”
DeVries finished his spring when Pine Bush lost in the Section 9 final to Kingston, a shutout in which he started for the Bushmen. Kingston went after him early as the Bushmen battled for runs in the game.
“I had to pitch against Kingston, and I had to throw the best I could,” he said.
“They hit every pitch I had. I took that one to heart for sure.”
Pine Bush found itself in a hole when the season was coming to a close, and they had to win four of their last five games to qualify for the postseason. The Bushmen did that, and then they beat Middletown in the quarterfinals and Monroe-Woodbury in the semifinal.
“We had a tough season,” he said. “We made it to the playoffs. We got hot at the right time.”
DeVries started playing baseball when he was five or six, and as he progressed to a varsity high school player, he became relied upon for his work on the mound as a starting pitcher and with his bat at the plate.
After he took the loss in the sectional final, DeVries did not dwell long on the immediate past. He put on different uniforms, and he is applying his skills to help other teams this summer.
“Pretty much every night, since school ball, has been baseball,” he said. “Just baseball, baseball, baseball.”