Argyle baseball knows how to play Sweeny, so it produced back-to-back successful UIL 4A state championship game performances. The Eagles beat the Bulldogs 5-0 in the 2018 title game, and followed that with Thursday's 6-3 win at The University of Texas at Austin's UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
"That game was defined by our team," said Argyle head coach Ricky Griffin. "[The players have] been here enough, they've been in enough situations like that, and there was no panic. They just knew they were going to win. I'm very proud of them."
The top two public school baseball teams in Texas may have played for Saturday's UIL 5A state championship, but it was all No. 2 Colleyville Heritage (39-3) in a 14-2 six-inning win against No. 1 Georgetown (41-5-1) at Round Rock's Dell Diamond. It wrapped up a remarkable run, which included a title in its first trip to state.
Aggressive base running allowed Georgetown to take the early lead, but it wouldn't last. Wyatt Childress had a single in the Eagles' only scoring inning, and Cole Posey followed with a walk. They stole third and second respectively, and scored on Noah Thompson's RBI.
Get to know Arlington Sam Houston's Juan Garza, who helped the Texans win the 2019 District 4-6A track title.
VYPE: Who has been your biggest influence in your sporting life? And Why?
GARZA: My biggest influence in my sporting life is the love of the sport. Every time I step on the track I feel motivated.
VYPE: What has been your greatest HS memory so far?
GARZA: Getting 1st in our heat at Texas relays in the 4×400.
VYPE: What's your biggest strength? Or What do You Bring to Your Team?
GARZA: I bring to the team is reliability that I am willing to do anything for the team success.
VYPE: What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?
GARZA: I see myself performing at the NCAA track and field level.
VYPE: What advice would you give a younger athlete starting his/her HS career?
GARZA: Practice is where it starts. Giving effort in practice is the key to succeeding in meets.
VYPE: What do you do outside of sports?
GARZA: I spent my time outside of the sports perfecting my craft of the sport.