Skipperville, AL- The G.W Long Rebels narrowly missed a late inning comeback attempt as they fell to the Leroy Black Bears 5-3 Monday night.
In a series full of great plays, clutch hitting and a solid performance by two teams looking to move to the next round of the state baseball playoffs had no part of the series-defining moment.
The signature moment of the 2A round 3 series between G.W Long and Leroy High School was a call by an umpire.
Trailing by two in the bottom of the 7th Long's Nick Hagler stepped to the plate to open the inning with a solo home run.
What he thought was one at least.
The first base umpire called him back to second, saying he saw the ball bounce over the fence.
He may have been the only person (including Leroy players) who felt that way.
Afterwards, Leroy eventually induced a line out with two on to end the game.