The Dr. Phillips 11U All-Star team won the District 14 Tournament recently before advancing to this past weekend’s Section 5 Tournament, which it hosted and placed second in. Helping to lead the way for DP was Logan Wirt. In the district tournament, Wirt hit three of the team’s seven home runs and pitched well in two important games against Winter Garden.
What was that district championship game against Winter Garden like?
It was a battle between each team but it feels like we were more prepared.
Against Winter Garden June 27, they intentionally walked you multiple times and your teammate that follows you in the lineup, Zack Miller, made them pay by homering. What was that like?
I was very happy because that was his first home run — it was very exciting for the whole team.
What is your favorite moment from this past season?
I would have to say during the Top Team tournament when I hit two home runs in one game.
What is your favorite part of baseball: hitting, fielding or pitching?
Mainly pitching. I approach pitching like any person would — just try to get the outs. … My favorite pitch to throw is my knuckle-curve.
What do you love about the game?
I’ve been playing baseball since I was four or five. I love just the competition and meeting new people every season.
What is your favorite professional team and who is your favorite professional player?
My favorite pro team is the (Los Angeles) Angels and my favorite pro player is Mike Trout.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A golfer. I play golf a lot.
Who is the smartest person you know?
Probably my coach, coach Mike (Roy). He’s been a very good coach to me for two seasons, plus the All-Stars. He’s taught me a lot.
If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?
An eagle — it has sharp claws and can fly.
What is your least favorite chore around the house?
Cleaning the bathroom.
What are your favorite television shows?
Probably MLB Network and HGTV. I like the home renovation shows.