The Logue legacy continues at UK


Kentucky Wildcats pitcher Zach Logue delivers a pitch during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Cliff Hagan Stadium on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Memphis, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

Charlee Schaefer

Within hours of receiving an offer from UK, a 17-year-old right-handed pitcher committed to the baseball program.

Seth Logue will be attending UK in the fall of 2020, and he is the younger brother of 2017 MLB draftee Zach Logue, who was chosen in the ninth round by the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Logues are both products of the prestigious Archbishop Moeller high school in Cincinnati, Ohio, which has produced baseball greats such as Ken Griffey Jr. and Barry Larkin.

Seth adds to the growing list of Cats who attended Moeller, including 2017 third round pick Riley Mahan and recent roster addition, JUCO transfer Grant Macciocchi.

“We have tons of D1 commits so it is great to be around them all the time and a cool thing to have so many high level talents at your school,” Seth said.

The 6-0, 140-pound sophomore has already had an impactful career at Moeller and has plenty of time to perfect his game in the seasons ahead. Seth has four pitches in his arsenal and credits himself on his fastball location and his slider.

Players constantly talk about the family aspect of the program and the Logues are no exception, although Seth did not choose UK because of his brother.

“When he started his recruiting process, I probably wouldn’t have picked Kentucky as his final pick, just because I went there and he’s my little brother. He doesn’t want to do everything exactly as I did,” Zach said jokingly.

The coaching staff and the SEC were big factors in his decision-making process. Seth was also looking at LSU and Vanderbilt, among many others.

“I had a really good relationship with coach (Nick) Mingione and coach (Jim) Belanger. We really hit it off when I first met them and I’ve kind of known them a little bit through my brother but not too well, so it was cool to have a deeper relationship with them and then I like that they’re in the SEC,” Seth said. “I wanted to play in the best conference that I could.”

Seth said he is excited about where UK is going.

“I think the program is going to make a really big turn and be a national contender every year,” Seth said.

After winning the first regional in school history with Mingione at the helm of the program, fans and current players do not expect limited success in years to come. Big Blue Nation can expect extraordinary things in the future of Kentucky baseball.