Tigers sign Center Point-Urbana standout

Marshalltown Community College assistant baseball coach Chris Beall made a trip to Center Point-Urbana High School on Friday and came home with a National Letter of Intent from Stormin’ Pointers standout Logan Holtz.

Holtz is the fifth player to sign with the Tigers baseball team for 2015.

“Logan is a versatile player that can provide depth at multiple positions,” said Beall. “He’s a solid middle infielder that has the opportunity to contribute on the mound for us, as well.”

Holtz led Center Point-Urbana’s baseball team in several offensive categories during his junior season last year, including batting average (.384), slugging percentage (.522), doubles (12) and RBIs (28).

He also was second in on-base percentage at .433 and third in runs scored with 22.

On the mound, Holtz made nine starts and five relief appearances.

He was 4-6 overall with three saves and an earned run average of 2.15. He also struck out 69 and walked just 28 in 58 2/3 innings and allowed his opponents to hit just .234 off him.

“I’m very excited to join the baseball program at Marshalltown,” said Holtz. “MCC will provide me the chance to successfully prepare for my future.”

Center Point-Urbana went 15-24 last year. But the Class 3A Stormin’ Pointers graduated just four seniors and three of their top five hitters and four of their top five pitchers return to the lineup in 2014.

“Logan has the tools that fit well within our program,” Beall said. “He joins a solid group of guys in our recruiting class that are hard-working student-athletes.”