• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Scott Logdon Memorial Scholarship awarded to Hunter Hilbert

Hunter Hilbert was awarded the 2018 Scott Logdon Memorial Scholarship at the 'This Pitch' baseball award ceremony Aug. 3 at Journey Church. Former University of Kentucky baseball coach Keith Madison was the event’s guest speaker.

Hilbert was an anchor of the the Woodford County High School pitching staff. The 2018 graduate will continue his career at the University of Indiana Southeast in the Fall. When he first arrived at WCHS to play ball, he was a catcher but coach Paul Patterson noticed something about the way he threw the ball and after working at it a bit, the rest was history according to Hilbert. “What an amazing honor to be named in the same sentence as Scott Logdon,” said Hilbert. “I know what Scott stood for in life and besides loving baseball he was just a great guy and people loved him for that. I am flattered that the committee noticed the same characteristics in me and I hope I can continue to make them proud. I had great role models in my life and I would love to inspire others as I continue my career at the next level.” The Scott Logdon Memorial Scholarship became a reality shortly after a golf scramble held in his name in 2015. Scott passed away after a battle with leukemia just a few months prior and friends within the the Woodford County baseball family rallied together and held the scramble. “We knew we had to do something to honor Scott,” said Kentucky Rockers founder Barry Hartley. “It was that group of Marty Richey, Charlie Foster, Jason Thompson, Joey Cheek and Darin Wilson, those guys wanted to be part of it and were instrumental and making this happen.” The group formed an organization called “This Pitch” that will be the driving force to having the awards banquet for ballplayers. “We wanted to do something that brings the baseball community closer together,” said Hartley. “Bringing the Little league, Rockers and Bat Jackets along with the middle and high school teams together. Brody McCoun was also recognized as the winner of the first annual Mack Calvert Scholarship. He received the tropy earlier this year at the WCHS academic awards ceremony. Others awards:

Woodford County Little League

Tee-Ball Defense Gage Allen Offense Parker Bryant “This Pitch” Kash Gould Rookie Defense Max Pittman Defense Coleson Penn Offense Sawyer Moffett “This Pitch” Devyn Wilkinson Majors Pitching John Field Defense Gene Bailey Offense Mason Mozer “This Pitch” Mason Mozer Kentucky Rockers 7U Coaches Kyle Branham, Brian Miller, Ryan Asher Defense Bryce Miller Offense Collin Branham “This Pitch” Eli Asher 8U Coaches Kyle Branham, Marty Ritchey, and Da’ Wilkinson Defense Nash Ritchey Offense Colt Shryock “This Pitch” Chili Seitz 10U Coaches Barry Hartley, Kaleb Hartley, Jason Heichelbech, J.J. Martin, Eric Banks, Jason Decker and Doug Hensley Pitching Jonah Branham Defense Gavin Banks Offense Cody Decker “This Pitch” Brady Wasik 11U Coaches Trevor Gray, Frank Heim, Larry Carter, Brad Lacefield Pitching Landon Heim Defense Jackson Gray Offense Drew Heckathorn “This Pitch” Samuel Garrison 13U Coaches Charlie Foster, Pitching Brady Jackson Defense Conner Maloney Offense Josiah McKinney “This Pitch” Carter Russell 15U Coaches Mathew Hartley, Matt Adel Pitching Will Hall Defense Lane Cecil Offense Sam Feldman “This Pitch” Sam Baughman Bat Jackets Coaches Kevin Haury, Merit Dycus, Chad Royalty, Jeff Lyle Pitching Josh Haury Defense Cooper Springate Offense Cole Dycus “This Pitch” Trey Courtney Gray’s Coach Cody Christopher Pitching Hudson Cornett Defense Derek Favela Offense Chase Zipper “This Pitch” Rives Cashman Woodford County Middle School “Tigers” Coach Josh O’Reel A-Team Pitching Cole Dycus Defense Brian White Offense Bryce Patterson “This Pitch” Gabe Jerdon B-Team Pitching Taylor Penn Defense Collin Kemp Offense Phillip Royalty “This Pitch” Josh Haury Woodford County High School “Yellow Jackets” Junior Varsity Coaches Kevin Haury Pitching Brayden Goins Defense Noah Pictor Offense Tanner Cavins “This Pitch” Lane Cecil Varsity Coaches Paul Patterson Pitching Hunter Hilbert Defense Josh Hall Offense Charlie Corum

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