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15  Logan Darnell
Logan Darnell

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Joelton, Tenn.

High School:
Goodpasture

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
LHP

B/T:
L/L


  • Best Prospect in the New York Collegiate Baseball League by Baseball America/PGcrosschecker.com (2008)
  • Sixth-best prospect in the Alaska Summer Collegiate League by Baseball America (2009)
  • Third-best prospect in the Alaska Summer Collegiate League by PGcrosschecker.com (2009)

Outlook
Talented left-hander emerged in 2009 as one of the top relievers in the SEC ... Was UK's go to reliever on the weekends, pitching in a team-high 28 games out of the bullpen in 2009 ... Will be a major factor on the UK staff during the weekend in 2010, either as a starter or reliever ... Former Louisville Slugger High School All-American was a highly recruited prospect out of the Nashville area ... Rated as the 85th-best college player in the nation by the College Baseball Blog.

Summer
Named the sixth-best prospect in the Alaska Summer Collegiate League by Baseball America ... Joined fellow UK teammate Gunner Glad on the Anchorage Glacier Pilots, tallying a 27-24 record ... Pitched in 14 games with 10 starts, posting a 5-1 record and a 1.60 ERA ... Tossed 50.2 innings with only 27 hits allowed, nine earned runs allowed, walking 18 and striking out 40 ... Opponents hit just .159.

2009
UK's go-to reliever, led the team and ranked ninth in the SEC with 28 games pitched in relief ... Ranked second on the team and ninth in the league with 14 games finished ... Totaled a 5-6 record and a 4.50 ERA in 46 innings, allowing 53 hits, walking 20 and striking out 47 ... Ranked second on the team with three saves ... Pitched on back-to-back days four times ... Went a scoreless inning in the second game of the year against James Madison ... Got his first save of the year with 3.1 shutout innings against Indiana State ... Worked a scoreless inning at No. 1 LSU and two days later hurled 3.2 shutout innings at New Orleans, striking out three ... Got second save of the year against Vanderbilt, pitching 2.1 innings with one hit allowed ... Struck out five in two innings against Western Kentucky ... Got third save of the season at Florida, pitching the final 0.2 of a pressure-packed situation to secure the win ... Had his second longest outing of the year against Tennessee, going five innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out four ... Longest outing of his career was 5.2 frames against Auburn on May 10, allowing two runs on three hits, four walks and five strikeouts.

2008
Pitched in 15 games in relief, toiling 17.2 innings, earning a 4.08 ERA ... Struggled with command, walking 14 and striking out 12 ... Opponents hit a measly .183 against his high-velocity fastball and dominant breaking ball ... Best outing of his season came in a pressure-packed NCAA Regional situation, where Darnell worked two innings, allowed one hit and struck out one ... Had a dominating summer, earning the Baseball America and PGcrosschecker.com honor as the best prospect in the New York Collegiate Baseball League ... Appeared in eight games with six starts, earning a 3-0 record and a 1.82 ERA ... Logged 34.2 innings, with 29 hits allowed and a 33-19 strikeout-walk ratio ... Held opponents to a measly .230 average.

High School
Named All-American by Louisville Slugger during senior season ... Four-year letterman for coach Richie Estep at Goodpasture High School ... Led team to state championship in both freshman and senior seasons ... As a pitcher in 2007, was 8-1 with a 1.57 ERA, striking out 112 in 62 innings ... Senior year, batted .362 with 11 doubles, two homers, 29 RBI and seven stolen bases ... Also recorded two saves ... As a pitcher junior year, went 11-3 with a 1.20 ERA, striking out 129 in 77 innings ... Junior season batted .360 with six doubles, four dingers, 22 RBI ... Holds school record for most wins (28) and punch-outs (345) ... Named All-State and All-District MVP in both junior and senior seasons ... Also participated in football, helping guide the team to back-to-back state runner-up finishes in his junior and senior seasons ... Named All-State and All-Region following his senior year.

Personal
Full name is Logan Reece Darnell ... Son of Rob and Caye Darnell ... Born February 2, 1989 in Nashville, Tenn. ... Older brother Landon (27) played baseball for Jackson State ... Father played football at Troy State.

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