Eastern’s Dawson headed to Boston College

by Marc Narducci | Jun 17, 2024
Eastern’s Dawson headed to Boston College
Eastern infielder-pitcher Logan Dawson is one of the top all-around athletes in South Jersey. In this day of specialization, Dawson is a three-sport athlete, where he is a football quarterback, while also playing basketball. 

Yet it is baseball where he truly excels and the day after the end of his junior season with Eastern, Dawson announced his commitment to attend Boston College. Dawson said he was recruited as a two-way player. 

“I will pitch, play infield, outfield, hit as a freshman and then we’ll see where everything takes me,” Dawson said. 

This season Dawson helped Eastern win a second straight South Jersey Group 4 championship during a 25-7 season. The Vikings advanced to the state championship before falling 6-4 to Bridgewater-Raritan in the state Group 4 final. In that state final, Dawson was the hard-luck losing pitcher. He allowed just two earned runs, but the Vikings committed five errors. 

This season Dawson hit .364 with three home runs and 29 RBI (according to NJ.com stats). He also had a 1.97 ERA in 64 innings, with 75 strikeouts and 15 walks. 

During the postseason, he allowed just four earned runs in 26 innings for a 1.07 ERA.

As for committing to Boston College, Dawson had a good vibe when he visited the campus.

“I liked everything I saw,” Dawson said. “It is a beautiful campus, obviously the academics are good, and they came to watch me play a couple of times, offered me and I fell in love with the school and made my decision.”

While many young athletes feel pressure during the recruiting process, Dawson felt the opposite.

“I never really felt pressure,” he said. “I knew whatever I deserved would take me there.”

And he feels that Boston College will be a great fit.

“I think BC is an awesome situation,” he said. “I think it’s a great spot for me to develop and become the type of player I can be, and I am excited for the future.”

The immediate future will include playing his senior season at Eastern, one of the top programs in South Jersey, which will be attempting to three-peat as sectional champion.

“It’s been a blessing playing for Eastern,” he said. “I have played with a bunch of great players, and coach (Rob) Christ has been helping us get better and took us there two years in a row.”

Dawson said he was receiving some recruiting interest for football, but felt his best sport at the next level will be baseball. While the number of three-sport athletes in high school has dwindled over the years as youngsters specialize in one sport, Dawson feels he has benefited from playing the other sports.

“One of the biggest things of my projectability is just the fact that I haven’t played baseball year-round my whole life and have always played other sports,” he said. 

And that projection suggests that concentrating on baseball year-round will improve his skills. 

Dawson will be competing against some of the top competition in college baseball. Boston College competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which sent four of the eight teams to this year’s College World Series. 

So, he will enjoy playing three sports for one more year and then looks forward to the challenge of competing against some of the best teams and players in the country in the talent-rich ACC.

Photo: Logan Dawson / Marc Narducci

 

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