PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

March 27, 2014

5 questions with PN-G's Logan Ashworth

Gabriel Pruett
The Port Arthur News

PORT NECHES — There are times Port Neches-Groves baseball fans can go a few games without even seeing senior Logan Ashworth.

He does not mind because once he is in the game, he usually turns out the lights on his opponents.

Ashworth is the closer for an Indians team riding a 5-0 District 20-4A record into tonight’s game at Beaumont Ozen. He spends most of his time cheering on PN-G’s starting pitchers and enjoying the success his teammates are having on the mound.

Ashworth came into the game this past Tuesday against Vidor in the top of the seventh and collected two strike outs, while not allowing a hit or a run.

Below is a discussion with Ashworth and the reason why he called one of his teammates “a goober.”



GP: What is it like being a closer and sometimes not entering a game?

LA: It really doesn’t matter to me. I like to get in work but I also love getting to watch my boys do their job. That is fine with me because that means they are shutting a team down. It has been great.



GP: Why did you ultimately choose the University of Alabama?

LA: It felt like home. The moment they made an offer, I accepted. I made the decision to make it my home for the next four years.



GP: What has been the best part of your senior year?

LA: That is easy, being 5-0 in district. That is a dream come true. We work our butts off every day in practice. Our defense behind us pitchers has been outstanding. Our No. 1 and No. 2 pitchers (Lance LeDoux and Ryan Leckich) have been doing what they need to do. It has been an exciting start.



GP: Why is it better to be an Indian over being a Bulldog? (Ashworth admitted to attending Nederland schools early in his school days.)

LA: The winning tradition here at PN-G is the best. Our fans also make a difference because they fill our stadiums for every sport. You can see them down all the lines during baseball. Everyone comes out to support our teams and that is huge. I love it.



GP: Who is your weirdest teammate and why?

LA: It has to be Corbin Coy. He is the funniest kid anyone can meet by far. He is such a goober.

SCHEDULE

Softball

Port Arthur Memorial at Deer Park

Livingston at Nederland

Port Neches-Groves at Little Cypress-Mauriceville

Beaumont Central at Lumberton

Vidor at Beaumont Ozen

West Orange-Stark at Bridge City

Orangefield at Buna

Hardin-Jefferson at Silsbee



Baseball

Beaumont West Brook at Port Arthur Memorial

Lumberton at Nederland

Port Neches-Groves at Beaumont Ozen

Beaumont Central at Little Cypress-Mauriceville

Vidor at Livingston

West Orange-Stark at Bridge City

Orangefield at Buna

Hardin-Jefferson at Silsbee