Loganville wins Class 5A state title

Posted 5/25/17

Loganville won its third state baseball title since 2008 Thursday night, capturing the

GHSA Class 5A title. (Special Photo)


SAVANNAH -- Loganville captured its third Georgia High School Association state baseball championship Thursday night at Grayson Stadium when the Red Devils swept Wayne County.
The Red Devils (30-13) also won state titles in 2008 and 2012 and finished as the Class 5A state runner-up last season. They also finished as state runner-up in 2002.
Pitcher Joseph Brandon set the tone in Game 1, hurling a no-hitter to help the Red Devils to a 3-0 victory. Then Loganville held on in the nightcap for a 3-2 victory to sweep the best-of-three GHSA Class 5A series.
Bay Witcher's single scored Marcellus Campbell in the bottom of the first for a 1-0 advantage in Game 1.
Then after Gabe Knight led off the fourth with a triple, Dylan Strickland's RBI single gave Loganville a 2-0 advantage. Rhett Mixon later singled to score Mixon for a 3-0 lead. With Brandon in command, that was all the runs Loganville needed. He finished with nine strikeouts.
In Game 2, a three-run fifth inning gave the Red Devils a 3-0 advantage.
Wayne County, who finished with just three hits in the series, put together back-to-back doubles in the sixth to trim the deficit to 3-2, but that was close as the Jackets would get.
Wayne ends its season at 28-14.