April 30, 2014
Fifth-year senior left-handed pitcher Logan McAnallen carries a 3-3 record and a 3.12 earned-run average heading into this weekend's series at Northwestern. The DeWitt, Mich., native has 38 strikeouts in 49 innings pitched and is coming off of a win over Nebraska (April 27), where he struck out three and allowed just one hit in five innings of work. We asked Logan about being his recent outings, his graduation and a favorite Michigan memory.
Q: You've had solid outings the last three weekends in Big Ten play. What have been the keys to your success on the mound?
A: I would say my success the last couple weeks is due to taking a "one pitch at a time approach" to the game, instead of looking at it as an overall outing. When I get into trouble it is when I start to look too far into the outing instead of thinking about next inning, the next pitch, or the next out.
Q: We're coming down the homestretch in Big Ten play. What does the team need to do to be successful these next couple of weeks?
A: We need to be a little bit more consistent. I think we are right there, but every now and then we have a little lapse in our consistency. If we can just piece together quality games we will be alright.
Q: You're graduating this weekend. How does it feel to have a degree from the University of Michigan?
A: It feels great have my degree from Michigan. It is definitely a weight off my shoulders. It's good. Now it's just baseball for a few weeks.
Q: Do you have a favorite memory at Michigan?
A: I've had so many great memories and such a great time that it is hard to pick out just one to sum it all up. I feel like I won't do it justice by only picking one. It has been a great time and I've loved every second of it.
Q: You said in your preseason Q & A that you're a big fan of the outdoors. Do you have a favorite place to go in Michigan?
A: I have a cottage up north on Holten Lake. That's where I like to go and fish and enjoy the outdoors. There are plenty of trails there too. I've tried to do some fishing here on the Huron River -- it's kind of a learning process because it is a bigger body of water than I'm used to so I have to find the hot spots.
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