The hits keep on coming for the recently crowned Argyle High Class 4A state championship baseball team.
Senior pitcher Chad Ricker and outfielder Dillon Carter lead a parade of four Eagles’ players recently named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State team. Shortstop Brenden Dixon was also named to the second-team and second basemen Preston King was a third-team selection.
“This is another proud moment for the entire program,” Coach Ricky Griffin told Texas Scorecard. “It also tells you a lot about why we won a state title. These guys can really play baseball and are truly deserving of this award. We could have had even more guys named.”
As it is, the Eagles will settle for their second straight state title and a stretch that has seen them win 77 of their last 79 games, including a 28-game winning streak.
All season long, Ricker, who recently decommitted from the University of Texas San-Antonio and is being hotly pursued by a number of D1 programs, stood as the Eagles’ ace hurler. He finished the year a perfect 12-0, including a playoff stretch of 21 straight no-hit innings.
On his way to Texas Tech, Carter hit .400 on the year, with 23 RBIs, 57 runs and a .985 fielding percentage.
Dixon, who is off to the University of Texas, capped his senior season with a team-leading 48 RBIs while hitting .353. King, who will play at Texas Rio-Grande, hit .385 with 26 RBIs and 51 runs as the team’s leadoff hitter.
Meanwhile, Griffin is already counting down the time until the Eagles take the field again.
“We’ll being trying to do the same thing again,” he said. “We’ll take the field with a mindset to win every game. We’ll be strong as always. I really like the team we have coming back.”