Argyle took College Station eight innings deep Thursday night in the 3A Baseball State Championship, but in the end it just wasn’t enough to conquer the number one seeded team.
The final score at Disch Falk Field in Austin was 5-2 in favor of College Station.
“I am disappointed in the result, but I’m extremely proud to be one of the last two teams in the state,” said Argyle junior center fielder Cutter McDonald.
Argyle ended up going through four pitchers during the game. Parker Mushinski started, followed by Rixey Boyd, Hunter Markwardt, and finally Quinton Rockwell.
The game was scoreless up until the fourth inning when College Station scored two, one on a squeeze bunt and another off a wild pitch.
Parker Mushinski was able to reciprocate with one run in the bottom of the inning, but it wasn’t until Brandon Boyzuick was brought home by Tyler Gibson due to an error at first in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs on the board.
“I knew I was safe. The first baseman bobbled the ball a bit and I think his foot ended up coming off the bag,” Gibson said. “That that put us in a good situation to win the game with Markwardt at the plate and a chance of Cutter scoring on a pass ball.”
However, Markwardt hit a fly ball to the outfield which sent the game into extra innings.
College Station began to run away with the lead in the top of the eight, scoring three. This turned out to be the end of the Eagle’s bid for its first baseball state title, as College Station issued Argyle three quick outs to finish the game.
The Eagles finished the season as 3A state runner-ups with a 32-10-1 record.