Arguing His Point

Loganville coach Jeff Segars argues a home run call in the Red Devils’ loss at Houston County on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Warner Robins. The umpires ejected the coach.

WARNER ROBINS — A judgment call went against Loganville at the worst possible time.

The home plate umpire overruled a colleague to make Jake Fromm’s long foul ball a two-run home run.

Fromm’s blast gave host Houston County a 4-0 lead. The Bears went on to win 12-0 in five innings and clinch the state Class AAAAA high school baseball championship.

Loganville’s season ended at 29-9, one victory short of what would have been the program’s third state title in a nine years (2008 and 2012).

LHS coach Jeff Segars argued the call and was ejected.

“I hate that it ended this way for our kids,” Segars said after the game.

Tanner Hall got the win for Houston County (30-9). He pitched a complete game.

Senior Ryan English took the loss for Loganville.

Brett Fowler is the sports editor of The Walton Tribune. He is a 2016 graduate of the University of North Georgia and a 2010 graduate of Monroe Area High School. Brett has been covering Walton County sports since 2011.

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