Earlier this week the heart and soul of the Cougars baseball team was signed away to play baseball as a Blue Raider at Lindsey Wilson college. A main piece in the dominant machine that has become Logan County baseball, Ryan Harper was offered and signed a letter of intent to play baseball with the Blue Raiders after a very successful senior season.
Being with the Logan County baseball team since 2008, Harper helped lead the Cougars to five straight region appearances and back to back district titles in 2011 and 2012. After losing a key bat the year before Harper was asked to provide that protection for Dustin Cartas, so opposing teams could not just go around him. Harper filled that job description better than anybody thought possible. Even with the new bats, Harper led the team with seven home runs and batted .367 with a team high 41 RBI’s.
What he provided in offensive leadership, he also provided that leadership in the field. Manning one of the hardest spots in the field at short stop, Harper made sure the entire defense knew where they needed to be while flashing his stellar glove at short all season long.
The Cougars will sure miss that vocal, defensive, and offensive leadership but the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson just added a top tier talent to their baseball staff who is ready to step in immediately and contribute.