Massac County High School’s Logan Korte signs with Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg. He is surrounded by (from left, seated) sister Larkin, mother Tiffany, father Daniel; (standing) MCHS athletic director and head baseball coach Pat Clark, former SI Miners player and coach Ralph Santana and assistant MCHS baseball coach Calvin Morse.

Massac County High School senior Logan Korte recently signed a letter of intent to attend Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg and play baseball for the Chargers.

Galesburg is a town of around 30,000 located northwest of Peoria in Knox County and known primarily as the birthplace of poet Carl Sandburg.

Korte said he thinks he will mainly play an outfield position for the Chargers and should get playing time in his freshman year.

The Chargers play in the NJCAA D-2 Arrowhead Conference under the leadership of head coach Josh Foreman. Foreman may sound familiar to some as he played a couple of years for Murray State University before graduating.

Despite being recruited as an outfielder, Korte played “all over the diamond” for Massac County, including three infield positions, the outfield and sometimes pitcher.

In Korte, the Chargers are getting a fundamentally sound player with a lot of versatility and some nice pop in his bat.

When asked about his favorite moment, so far, in his high school baseball career Korte replied: “Run ruling Benton in my freshman year.”

Funny he should mention that.

On April 9, 2018, Benton and Massac played one of the fastest high school games I ever saw with the Rangers taking a bitter 1-0 win over the Patriots. Eleven days later, on April 20, the Pats battered the Rangers with a pair of five-run innings to post a 10-0 five-inning win.

Korte hopes to transfer to a four-year school after Sandburg and pursue a pre-med field with hopes of becoming a physical therapist. When asked about his visit to Galesburg and Sandburg College, Korte remarked, “Cold … but it seemed like a nice town.”

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