• Brighton senior Logan Rushing, front, second from left, signed a baseball scholarship last Wednesday with the University of Memphis. Also pictured, front, from left, are Joe Rushing, father; Melissa Rushing, mother; and Chandler Rushing, sister. On the back row are head coach Ryan Wood and Brighton's other seniors. Photo by Jeff Ireland

Dalton Rushing, a standout class of 2019 baseball player for Brighton who is now playing for the University of Louisville, could not be at his younger brother’s signing last Wednesday, but he took in the proceedings via Facetime.

Brighton senior Logan Rushing, after signing scholarship papers with the University of Memphis, held up his phone and various people took photos of Logan in person and Dalton on the phone.

“We kind of fought all the time when we were young like all brothers do, but as we grew up and started playing baseball together in high school we became closer and played well together,” Logan said. “He’s been with me through it all. He’s the one I go to to ask questions.”

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Dalton’s recruitment was less complicated. He committed to Louisville when he was a sophomore.

Logan, who started as a sophomore, was in line to have a breakout season last spring. COVID-19 prevented that from happening, but it didn’t stop colleges from noticing him.

“I think what really wowed them (Memphis) was when hit the upper 80s and 90 a couple of times on the radar gun when he was playing this fall with his travel team,” Brighton head coach Ryan Wood said. “He had some sustained success on the mound. I mean, the sky’s the limit and obviously he comes from good stock.”

Through the years Brighton has had other players sign with D-I schools and had some very talented brothers come through the program. But the Rushings are the only brothers from Brighton to both go D-I and one of the very few siblings to accomplish that in Tipton County history.

“He can impact the game in several ways, not only with his bat but on the mound, defense, on the bases,” Wood said. “He’s got a lot of tools and I’m sure Memphis saw him as a versatile player who can fit into any role they want him to.”

Said Logan: “It’s been a big day. I’ve always wanted to be a Tiger.”