Argyle pitcher Landon Rogers was absolutely dominant and the Eagle offense enjoyed some timely hitting to put away the Leopards, 11-0 in five innings Tuesday. Gainesville falls to 0-3 in district play.
Rogers faced two over the minimum striking out 11 and giving up only two hits in five innings of work.
After a scoreless first inning, the Eagles got things going in the top of the second. After a leadoff single and a hit batter, leadoff hitter Austin Aune came through with an RBI single to break the scoreless tie. Rogers then hit into a fielder choice that brung home another run in the process as Argyle took a 2-0 lead to the bottom of the inning.
Jack Magee would get one of Gainesville’s two hits in the second but would be stranded at second base.
Argyle added four more runs in the top of the third. After two walks and two outs, the Eagles had three straight hits to end the inning. Aune ended the scoring in the third with a two run double to expand the Argyle lead to 6-0.
Both teams would go quietly in the fourth, but the Eagles would put things away in dramatic fashion in the fifth. After another Aune RBI single to take the score to 7-0 the bases were loaded with two outs for third place hitter Jay Gonzales. Gonzales delivered with his lone hit of the night, a towering drive over the left field fence for a grand slam and an 11-0 lead.
Landon Bond would deliver with a two out hit in the bottom of the fifth but the Leopards could not move him around as the game ended with the mercy rule.
Jack Magee took the loss for Gainesville going all five innings with one strikeout. Aune led Argyle at the plate with three hits and four RBI’s.
The Leopards will return to action Friday when they travel to Sanger.