The fourth-ranked Argyle Eagles took advantage of the Bridgeport Bulls’ mistakes in the field Friday to record an 11-1 win and finish out the Class 3A bi-district series at Northwest High School.
Bridgeport committed six errors leading to 11 unearned runs for the Eagles.
“We just made too many errors against a really good team,” said Bridgeport coach Ted Leps. “We knew coming in that we had to limit mistakes.”
The loss ended the Bulls’ season at 8-22. It was the final game for seniors Alex Samples, Dalton Hudson, Daniel Garcia and Erik Delgadillo.
“I am very proud of how our seniors handled themselves this season,” Leps said. “This was a good experience playing a quality team. It shows our younger kids where they need to get to win a playoff series.”
Samples made his final start for the Bulls, allowing five hits in four innings. He struck out two and walked four. Argyle scored 10 unearned runs against him.
“Alex did a good job pitching. But when you make six errors it puts a pitcher in a bad position,” Leps said.
Argyle scored a pair in the first to take a 2-1 lead. The Eagles added two runs in the third, three in the fourth and four in the fifth.
Hudson led the Bulls’ offense, going 2-for-3 and scoring Bridgeport’s lone run in the first. Travis Fuentes and Trey Cook added hits.