Argyle Eagles designated hitter Bo Hogeboom and his team had little trouble on Wednesday advancing to the state championship game on Thursday against the La Vernia Bears.
Hogeboom, a Cougars commit after next season, got his first at-bat with two outs in the second inning . . . He hit a ball toward second that took a while for a defender to field . . . Hogeboom was racing up the line and forced a bad throw to first, but the throw was not errant enough so that Hogeboom was able to advance to second . . . Hogeboom would score from first when the next batter tripled to right field and Argyle took a 2-0 leading into the third inning.
Hogeboom got another at-bat in the fourth and reached base on a shot to third that was too hot to handle and the third baseman booted the ball into foul territory . . . A courtesy runner took Hogeboom’s place at first base, the La Vernia pitcher balked on his next pitch attempt, and just like that Hogeboom’s runner was standing at second base . . . The runner would eventually score the first of thirteen Argyle runs in the fourth inning.
Hogeboom got another at-bat in the fourth inning, with the bases loaded and two outs, on the first pitch he saw he hit a single to right field, going the opposite way . . . The single drove in two runs to give Argyle a 10-0 lead . . . Hogeboom crossed the plate again, for the second time in the inning, he was the twelfth run of the game . . . Argyle would score thirteen runs in the inning, tying a state record for runs in an inning, and they sent eighteen batters to the plate in the inning . . . The game ended after the fifth because of the ten-run rule when La Vernia did not score in the top of the fifth.
Argyle advances to the state 4A championship on Thursday at 6:30pm at Disch-Falk Field in Austin. –