HEAVENER — For the last several fast-pitch seasons, Heavener Lady Wolves fans, and LeFlore County fans, have seen Logan Hinds be one of the dominant pitchers in the softball circle. This slow-pitch season, fans will see the Heavener senior in the outfield.
Next season, fans will likely see her do both for the Carl Albert Lady Vikings as Hinds signed a letter of intent with CASC Friday afternoon inside the Heavener High School library.
“I just love Carl Albert,” Hinds said. “I've always wanted to go play for them. I'm very excited. I love softball, and I've always wanted to play college softball. It's also good to know I can have a chance to immediately help out the team. It's really exciting. I'm really honored.”
Hinds was 24-9 last season with 156 strikeouts in 193.1 innings, and for her career has 322 Ks in 378 innings with 46 wins.
Hitting wise, she has a .332 career batting average, including hitting .373 last season. She has amassed 136 hits, with 19 doubles, nine triples and two home runs with 86 runs batted in.
Defensively, her fielding percentage was .943 last fall, and .913 for her career.
“Anytime we get a player from Heavener going on to the next level, it's always positive,” Heavener Coach Rodale Sanders said. “I'm real happy for her.”
It just so happens that Carl Albert Coach David Holt plans on using her in the outfield, but with her pitching ability there's always a chance of her stepping inside the pitching circle.
“The coaches do a great job here in the county,” Holt said. “The players in the county are hard workers. I've gotten to see Logan play quite a bit. She'll play outfield, and she may pitch — you can't ever have enough pitchers. That's one of the things we like about her is her versatility. We think she'll do a good job for us.”