HS Watch: Hogeboom, Argyle Claim State Title

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The Argyle Eagles claimed the 2019 4A Texas state championship at Disch-Falk Field  Thursday night with a 6-3 win over the Sweeny Bulldogs.

Cougars commit Bo Hogeboom continued to bat as the designated hitter for the Eagles . . . Argyle scored a run in the top of the first to take an early 1-0 lead . . . They would not get on board again until the fourth, when, still leading 1-0 they put together an inning in which they plated three runs.

Hogeboom helped lead the fourth inning attack when he hit a one-out single to left-center to score a runner from second and put the Eagles up 3-0 at that point . . . When Hogeboom reached base, a courtesy runner took Hogeboom’s place at first base, and the runner would score a few batters later on a single to put Argyle up 4-0 heading to the bottom of the fourth.

Hogeboom walked in the fifth with two outs and runners on second and third . . . The next batter would be hit by a pitch which walked in another run to make the score 5-0 . . . Sweeny closed the gap in the fifth when they scored three runs to cut the lead to 5-3.

Hogeboom completed his night at the plate with a two-out walk in the seventh inning, his second walk in as many plate appearances . . . Hogeboom started the at-bat with a runner on second, but two wild pitches scored the runner and left no one on for Hogeboom . . . Given the situation, it was a disciplined plate appearance for Hogeboom and his patience at not chasing out of the strike zone was rewarded with a free base after Argyle took a 6-3 lead.

Argyle ends their season with a 40-1-1 record . . . The Cougars commit comes from a program that does not know losing. –

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HS Watch: Hogeboom, Argyle Move on to State Final

Bo Hogeboom of the Argyle Eagles
Bo Hogeboom
(Photo via his Twitter account.)

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. –

HS Watch: Hogeboom, Argyle Advance to State

Bo Hogeboom of the Argyle Eagles
Bo Hogeboom
(Photo via his Twitter account.)

Bo Hogeboom, a junior on the Argyle Eagles baseball team, and a Cougars commit, is headed to the Texas 4A state baseball tournament next week in Austin . . . The Eagles not only won the game, but starting pitcher Chad Ricker no-hit Iowa Park in the one-game playoff to advance to the next round.

For his part, Hogeboom, who batted ninth as the designated hitter, was 1-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt in the second inning and a single to center in the fourth . . . As a team, the Eagles improve to 38-1-1 on the season with the 2-0 victory and the more baseball the Eagles play, the more experience the future Cougar gains along the way. –

BOX SCORE
Box Scor       1 2 3    4 5 6    7   –  R   H   E
Argyle           0 1 1    0 0 0    0   –  2    8    1
Iowa Park    0 0 0   0 0 0    0   –  0   0    0