Former LHS graduate 25th round draft pick for Houston Astros

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Loganville High School once again appears to have been the farm team for Major League Baseball. First there was Brandon Moss, then Clint Frazier and Wednesday Loganville High School alumni and Georgia College graduate Logan Mattix was picked by the defending World Series Champion Houston Astros.

Georgia College, also with a strong farm team for MLB, announced that Mattix was one of its three players chosen in the MLB Draft. Mattix, at the 762nd player chosen, was picked up in the 25th round. Fellow Bobcat team member Brandt Stallings of Buford went to the Cincinnati Reds in the 28th round and Brandon Purcell of Glennville was picked up in the 32nd round.

In making the announcement, Georgia College noted that Mattix was the first player in their program history to be both an Academic All-American and All American player. He was recently chosen as the 2018 Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year, finishing the season with a .400 average, nine home runs, 67 RBIs and 62 runs scored. He also was a two-time All-Region selection and the 2018 D2CCA Region Player of the Year.

Mattix is the son of Becky and Mike Mattix of Loganville. He was a member of the 2012 Loganville High School state champion baseball team, going on to graduate in 2014. Like Frazier, Mattix was a product of the coaching of Georgia All-star LHS baseball coach Jeff Segars. Georgia Dugout Preview has named Segars Coach of the Year again for Georgia High School 5A in 2018 after the Loganville Red Devils took the state title for the second year in a row.

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