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D9Sports.com Player Profile: Logan Byers, Karns City
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LOGAN BYERS – JUNIOR – KARNS CITY
Daughter of: Daughter of Tracy Ellenberger and Mick Milochik. Step-dad Roy Ellenberger.
Sports Played: Softball and track and field
Family Members Playing/Played Sports: My younger sister, Garrah Milochik, also plays softball on the high school team.
2017-18 Highlights: She was named a first-team All-KSAC pitcher after helping Karns City to its second straight District 5-8-9 Class 3A title. On the season, she went 11-2 with a 2.96 ERA. In 75 ⅔ innings pitched she struck out 70 while walking just 26 and allowing 32 earned runs. At the plate, she hit .425 with a triple, a double and 10 RBIs. Her seven-inning, six-hit, two-run, four-strikeout performance vs. Everett in the D5-8-9 title game was a key part of Karns City’s victory.
Post-High School Plans: She’d like to go to college and become a biomedical engineer. If she can, she’ll play softball but her education will come first.
Q&A With Logan Byers
D9Sports: What is your favorite sport to participate in and why?
LB: Softball, when I’m on the field, I feel so relaxed and everything is easier. Also, I get to travel and meet so many new friends through softball.
D9Sports: What is your favorite memory, moment, game from playing high school sports?
LB: Winning D9 for the second year in a row was amazing. Besides the D9 game, my favorite game this season would have to be when we played Moniteau at their home field.
D9Sports: Why do you play high school sports?
LB: Sports keep me motivated to do better in school and they allow me to become an all-around better person.
D9Sports: Who has had the most influence on your athletic career and why?
LB: My step-dad. He got me into softball and taught me how to pitch.
D9Sports: Do you remember the first sport you played and did you like it right away or did it grow on you?
LB: I played softball first, it actually grew on me a lot from when I started playing.
D9Sports: Do you have a favorite number for a uniform? If so, what is the story behind that number?
LB: My number is 21, I wear it for my very close friend who lost her family member. His number was 21, so I honor him by wearing it.
D9Sports: What would someone who doesn’t know you be surprised to find out about you?
LB: I’m actually a very big Seattle Seahawks fan.
D9Sports: If you could eat dinner with anyone famous (living or dead) who would it be and why?
LB: I’d like to eat dinner with Haylie McCleney because she’s one of my favorite softball players and a huge inspiration to me.
D9Sports: Iphone or Android or Neither and why?
LB: iPhone, it’s more reliable.
D9Sports: What is your go-to Social Media and why?
LB: Snapchat, there are many different ways to message my friends on Snapchat.
D9Sports: What do you like most about high school and why?
LB: I like being able to see all of my friends in school because I don’t see them much in the summer.
D9Sports: What do you like least about high school and why?
LB: I don’t like the stress that comes with school because it takes the fun out of learning anything new.
D9Sports: What question do you wish I would have asked you? And what is the answer to it?
LB: How many years have you played sports? I’ve played softball for 9 years (5 years of travel/competitive softball) and this will be my second year of track.
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