Logan Fischer signs NLI to play baseball at Valley City State University

Published: Feb. 17, 2023 at 12:07 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Not many high school athletes from Interior Alaska go to college to play baseball, but North Pole’s Logan Fischer is doing just that. Fischer, will be heading to Valley City State University in North Dakota.

“My brother, Gavin Fischer, played college baseball,” said Logan on his motivation to play in college. “Him and Alex Garcia, they both went out and left the interior... I looked up to them my whole life and saw them doing it, and I wanted to do it.”

Fischer will captain the Patriots baseball team this spring for the third season. He was named to the 2022 ASAA All-State Team, and is a two-time DII Mid Alaska conference all-team member.

Logan was recruited as a two-way player. Last season he led the team in batting average (.450), runs scored (34), and stolen bases (20) with a primary position at shortstop. As a pitcher, he threw 30.0 innings, striking out 42, and posted a 2.54 ERA.

In college, Fischer aims to play middle infield (shortstop or second base), and will serve as a relief pitcher. Fischer said he wants to be a hitter, and pitchers cannot hit in college baseball.

“Leaving is going to be an emotional rollercoaster,” added Fischer. “I’m going to miss a lot of people, but it’s going to be fun. It’s going to be worth it.”

Logan will not be the only North Pole Patriot graduate this spring heading to Valley City, North Dakota. Gabe Hollett committed to VCSU for football a month ago. Fischer intends on studying history with goals of becoming a teacher.