Houston, Loganville split in Class AAAAA

Posted 5/24/16

Game 1: Houston County 7, Loganville 3
Game 2: Loganville 4, Houston County 1

After two grueling games on Monday between Loganville and host Houston County in the Class AAAAA best-of-three state championship series, it all comes down to one game.

Loganville used a complete-game pitching performance from Mississippi State signee Mitchell Miller in a 4-1 victory in Game 2 to stay alive and force a third and deciding game Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Houston County overcame a three-run deficit in Game 1 to win 7-3. Tony Locey earned the victory on the mound, pitching six innings. He allowed eight hits and struck out 12. After the second inning, Locey was near flawless.

Tanner Hall set down the Red Devils in the seventh inning to earn the save.

Houston County took the lead in the fifth inning, highlighted by Jake Fromm's RBI double.

But Miller's performance in Game 2 helped the Red Devils salvage a split. He allowed just three hits to outduel Houston County's Tanner Hall in a classic pitcher's duel. Neither team scored until the fifth. Loganville and Houston County both scored runs on wild pitches to tie the game at a run each.

Loganville scored three runs in the sixth to grab a 4-1 advantage before Mitchell worked a scoreless seventh.