Spitzack Pitches Chanhassen to Their 4th Consecutive Title
Logan Spitzack grew up in West Concord and was the winning pitcher tonight in the Chanhassen Red Birds 9-2 victory over the Miesville Mudhens.
Spitzack tossed the final 3 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits, no runs. He struck out 5 and walked no batters in sealing the Red Birds 4th consecutive State Amateur Baseball Class B Championship.
I highlighted Logan's incredible athletic career at Triton High School in my previous article about the championship game featuring a couple KDHL area all-around athletes on the rosters for the two teams. Spitzack graduated from Triton in 2011.
Spitzack played in the Metrodome in the 2010 State Football Class AA Championship game against Caledonia. The Warriors won 28-7. He also scored a Hiawatha Valley League record 60 points in a overtime basketball loss to Cannon Falls on KDHL February 1, 2011. The Cobras had 7 players available due to illness or injury and had to finish the game with 4 players on the floor because three of them fouled out.
Spitzack finished his basketball career with over a thousand points, over 500 rebounds and one assist shy of 200.
Spitzack was also a standout pitcher and hitter for the Cobras baseball team.
He then went to St. Cloud State and finished his collegiate career with a 13-1 record on the mound with a 2.93 ERA. He also collected 5 saves, threw 2 complete games, was named a captain two seasons.
Logan Spitzack's St. Cloud State statistics included 45 appearances, 19 games started, 135 innings pitched, 123 hits allowed, 35 walks, 102 strikeouts, 32 extra base hits. The most amazing statistic to me, only one sacrifice fly allowed in all those innings.
Spitzack did play a few seasons for the Rochester Honkers. The roster for Chanhassen shows his current hometown is Albertville.
Brian Sprout of Lake City and St. Olaf was the Miesville Mudhen featured in my preview of the Class B title game. Sprout was a 3 time Player of the Year in the MIAC in baseball. Sprout was on 3 MIAC Championship teams. Four time All-Conference performer, two-time All-American. His #28 baseball jersey at St. Olaf was retired in 2012 and he is in their Athletics Hall of Fame.
Sprout played a few seasons of minor league ball with the Los Angeles Dodgers and also was a member of the St. Paul Saints. He is a social studies teacher and Head Baseball Coach at East Ridge High School in Woodbury, Mn.
His Raptors won a State High School Baseball Championship in 2019.
Sprout played second base against Chanhassen with one hit, 1 put out and 2 assists. The former Ole was a utility man for Miesville this season playing in the infield and outfield.
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