Leading Life With Humility



The preseason has officially started for the Greater Latrobe Boys Baseball Team. Although the season never really ends and everyone works year round, the boys are raring to go. For a team you need a coach, players, and leaders. Logan Bradish has taken the reins and stepped up as a leader willing to forefront this young, excited team to a section championship for the second year in a row. 


“To be a leader for this team is truly something I wanted since I came into this program in my seventh grade year. Seeing all the leaders through my freshman year showed me how much having a good leader can make a baseball team more fun, and it can help the younger kids learn the way I did in this program.” Logan has come up through the baseball program since middle school and has developed into a great player and teammate to be around. Coming up for so long, he has seen how the team interacts with different leaders and captains. Since his observations, he has become a great leader like his mentors and role models.


“I would have to say I have been trying to come as close as possible to the leaders from last year. Bobby Fetter, Nathan Lemmon, Vinny Amatucci, Jake Albaugh, Mason Krinock, and Matt Macey all had major impacts on my season last year. They taught me to be confident in myself and they also made me realize that a lot of being a good leader is to have fun while I’m playing.” Obviously nobody likes a strict, no-fun-allowed type of environment and Logan has come to accept his role that has been a goal since he was a little guy in Little League. 


“Yes, it was a big goal ever since I was in Little League playing on the junior high team.” Logan has a birthday that lets him play with guys a year younger than him, while also being a grade ahead. Given this odd event, he has always usually been the best player on the field, Making him a natural leader. 


“I have always wanted to be a leader, but at the same time, I don’t like when a guy acts like he owns the team. I want to have as much fun as we did last year and with that you also have to be a little serious. For me, my perspective on being a leader is having a bigger role on the team that needs to be accomplished to get the W on those Monday and Tuesday games.” 


Being the leader looks cool on the outside and some people might knock on the leader for walking around like they own the place, but that person doesn’t see what Logan puts into baseball. “Being a leader for Latrobe Baseball has meant to me that my time and hard work has paid off. I would like to thank my dad because anytime I ask him to come help me hit or practice fielding, he always takes time out of his day and he does everything he can to make me successful. He said he never made any of his high school teams because of his poor attitude in high school. He always tells me to never show emotion on the field and it was pretty cool to accomplish my goals, but I also think it was a goal for him too. He always encourages me to do my best at anything I do and it has shaped me into the player I am today. I wouldn’t be here without him,” said Logan. 

Logan is a great leader and teammate and he will lead the team to do great things this spring. He will make a great impact on the lives of those who look up to him, on and off the field. Logan is pursuing baseball in college and he will continue to make an impact in any position that he’s in in the future.