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AAAAA baseball: Loganville forces Game 3 with Houston County

10:02 pm May. 23, 2016

On the brink of elimination, Loganville followed its 7-3 loss in Game 1 of its Class AAAAA state championship double-header at Houston County with a 4-1 victory in Game 2.

In the opener, Houston County fell behind 3-0 after Loganville plated three runs in the top of the second inning. Houston County’s Blake Dawson hit an RBI single in the bottom of the inning to cut it to 3-1. After three

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Baseball state playoff schedule/scores

8:54 pm May. 23, 2016

Baseball

Finals

Tuesday, May 24

Class AAAAA

Houston County vs. Loganville

Monday, May 23

Class AAAAA

Houston County 7-1, Loganville 3-4

Class AAAA

Locust Grove 3, Buford 1

Class AA

Wesleyan 12-4, Lovett 2-5

Saturday, May 21

Class AAAAAA

Walton 11-5, Pope 1-4

Class AAAA

Buford 3-2, Locust Grove 2-4

Class AAA

Westminster 2, Blessed Trinity 1

Class AA

Lovett 4, Wesleyan 2

Semifinals

Game 3

Wednesday, May 18

Class AAAAA

R8 #3 Loganville 5, R3 #2 South Effingham 3

Semifinals

Monday, May 16, Game 3’s if nec. May 17

Class AAAAAA

R5 #1 Pope 7-8, R4 #2 Harrison

Class AAA Baseball: Westminster sweeps past Blessed Trinity, 2-1 and 7-6

11:51 pm May. 21, 2016

Westminster won its first game during this season’s Class AAA playoff run, 7-6 over Pierce County. The Wildcats ended their season with another 7-6 win, this one in Game 2 of the championship final against Blessed Trinity, to give the Wildcat program its third state title in baseball, but its first since 1975.

Westminster swept its way through the state tournament. But while its margin of victory in wins over Pierce

AAAAAA baseball: Walton sweeps Pope

9:04 pm May. 21, 2016

Jason Avers drove in two runs with a walkoff, one-out single in the bottom of the seventh to give Walton a 5-4 victory over Pope and a two-game sweep of the best-of-three Class AAAAAA baseball

AAAA baseball: Buford-Locust Grove split

4:58 pm May. 21, 2016

Locust Grove got a clutch pitching performance from freshman Nolan Crisp to help the Wildcats defeat Buford 4-2, earn a split of the Class AAAA championship double-header and force a deciding third game.

Buford (32-4) won the first game 3-2, but Locust Grove (32-5-1) prevailed in the second game. The deciding game will be played Monday at Buford’s McQuaig Field at 5:55 p.m.

Crisp, a right-hander who has already verbally committed to

Report: GHSA to move basketball finals to UGA, Tech

1:15 pm May. 21, 2016

The Georgia high school basketball state championship games appear headed out of Macon and into Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion and Georgia’s Stegeman Coliseum beginning next year.

GHSA executive director Gary Phillips, reached by phone Saturday morning,

2A-6A Baseball State Championships Preview

10:10 am May. 20, 2016

By Score Atlanta

All eyes will be on a pair of two-time state champions as Region 5 foes Walton (30-4) and Pope (28-6) do battle in the Class AAAAAA finals. Pope edged Walton for the No. 1 seed coming out of the state’s toughest region with a 14-2 mark while the Raiders finished 13-3. The two squads split during the regular season with Pope winning at Walton 16-1 and the Raiders

Baseball: Loganville wins Game 3, advances to AAAAA final

4:49 pm May. 18, 2016

Loganville defeated South Effingham 5-2 on Wednesday in Game 3 of their best-of-three Class AAAAA semifinal series in Guyton.

Loganville’s Morgan Copeland homered in the top of the first inning for a 1-0 lead, and Loganville never trailed. Jonathan Lee was 2-for-2 with two walks for Loganville. Rhett Mixon was 2-for-3.

Ryan English was the winning pitcher. He went five innings and allowed three runs, six hits and a walk. Drew Franklin

Baseball: Schedule set for championship series

10:05 am May. 18, 2016

Here are the matchups and start times for the baseball state-championship series.

The best-of-three series will begin with double-headers on Saturday except for Class AA. See below.

AAAAAA
Walton at Pope, 3 p.m. (Monday at 6 p.m. if necessary)

AAAAA
Loganville at Houston County, TBA

AAAA
Locust Grove at Buford, 1 p.m. (Monday at 5:55 p.m. if necessary)

AAA
Westminster at Blessed Trinity, 6:30 p.m. (Monday at 5 p.m. if necessary)

AA
Lovett at Wesleyan, 4:30 p.m. (Game 2 will be Monday at