- position OF
- height 6-3
- Weight 210
- class Junior
- Hometown Paducah, Ky.
- Previous School John A. Logan College
• No. 2 Juco Transfer (2023, Perfect Game)
• California Collegiate Summer League All-Star (2023)
• JUCO First Team All-American (2023)
• Region XXIV Player of the Year (2023)
• Great Rivers Athletic Conference Player of the Year (2023)
• Dean’s List, Memphis (2021)
*Years of Eligibility Remaining: 2
Joined several new UK teammates with Lincoln of the California Collegiate League…Named a CCL All-Star…In 107 at bats he smacked seven doubles, four home runs, drove in 18 runs and stole four bases…Posted an .867 OPS…Scored 21 runs and drew 21 walks.
2023 (Junior College – John A. Logan)
Appeared in 58 games at John A. Logan College, the alma mater of former Kentucky star Ryan Ritter…Batted .459 in 209 at bats with 29 doubles, two triples and 21 home runs…Scored 78 runs and drove in 95…Walked or was hit by a pitch 47 times and stole six bases…Slugged .919 as part of a 1.471 OPS…Had 13 games of three or more hits, including four straight…Named First Team JUCO Division I…Named Region XXIV and Great Rivers Athletic Conference Player of the Year…Ranked in JUCO Division I Top Five in doubles (2nd), RBI (4th), Hits (5th) and total bases (5th).
Batted .143 in seven at bats over 15 games…Posted a .400 on-base percentage…Pulled double duty, posting a 3.37 ERA in four appearances with four strikeouts while holding opposing hitters to a .143 average.
Played for Geno Miller and Zach Hobbs at McCracken County…Was a two-way player who was recruited as both pitcher and outfielder…McCracken County was a three-time region and district champion and state runner-up in both 2019 and 2021…First Team All-State in 2021…KHSAA All-State Tournament Team in 2021…Region One Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2021.
Full name is Philip Benjamin Higdon…Born in Bradenton, Florida…Son of Philip and Julie…Has three siblings, Daniel, Ashley and Charlie…Daniel currently plays baseball at Hillsdale College…Family owns a furniture store…Major is Business Finance.