The longest active unbeaten streak in high school baseball came to an end when Carroll (Southlake, Texas)
defeated Argyle (Texas)
11-1 at the Highland Park Tournament on Friday.
Argyle, ranked No. 1 in the MaxPreps Top 25 National Baseball Rankings, went undefeated in 2018 with a 37-0 record and was 12-0-1 through the first 13 games of 2019 for a 50-game undefeated streak. The only blemish was a 4-4 tie with Ray (Corpus Christi, Texas) during the Border Olympics on Feb. 22 in Laredo.
The loss was the first since Argyle fell to Pleasant Grove 8-0 in the 2017 Class 4A regional semifinals. Argyle finished the 2018 season as the No. 1 team in the nation by MaxPreps. The loss is the worst for an Argyle team since 2016 when it lost to Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, Texas) 14-2 on March 7. That year Argyle went on to win the Class 4A state championship.
Griffin Herring proved tough on the Eagles on Friday as he allowed one run on one hit with 10 strikeouts through 4.2 innings for Carroll. Meanwhile, Austin Hale had a two-run triple and Grant Golomb went 2-for-3 with a double. Carroll scored four runs during the third inning and added two more in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings to end the game via the 10-run rule.
Argyle won the first three games at the Highland Park Tournament against some of the best competition in the state. The Eagles knocked off Keller 7-5, Prosper 6-0 and Dallas Jesuit 3-1 before losing to the defending Class 6A state champions.
Knappa (Astoria, Ore.), which begins its season Monday, has the longest active win streak at 37 games in a row.