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Colton Roquemore leads Argyle to 5-4 walk-off win over Springtown

Colton Roquemore capped off a big night by scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh to lift Argyle to a 5-4 win over Springtown on Tuesday night.

Roquemore scored twice and drove in a run to lead the Eagles at the plate. 

“I was just battling,” said Roquemore after the game. “Trying not to let them get me out, battling in two-strike situations, and just being aggressive at the plate.”

Argyle struck first with two runs in the bottom of the second inning. Roquemore scored off an outfield error and Alex D’Angelo scored on a bases-loaded walk.

The lead did not last long as Springtown responded with three runs in the top of the third, courtesy of Matt Lockard, Will Gleason, and Carson Cox.

The Porcupines added on to their lead in the fourth with an RBI double from Lockard to score Todd Smith to take a 4-2 lead.

Argyle came back to tie the score 4-4 heading into the final two innings.

Eagles senior pitcher Evan Brandt rebounded in the fifth and sixth innings after allowing three runs in the third and one in the fourth.

“I went to my off-speed,” said Brandt after the game. “I knew I could try to mix them up with my slider. I know we were fastball heavy early in the game and that’s why I kind of leave it up because I thought the umpire wouldn’t call it if I was low. So leave it up and get the little token hit.”

After Brandt settled down and sophomore pitcher Hudson Emeterio came on to throw a scoreless frame in the top of the seventh, the Eagles had a chance to win the game.

That opportunity became a reality as Roquemore ripped a double to left field then came around to score the game-winning run on a throwing error by the Porcupine’s catcher.

Despite the win, Argyle head coach Ricky Griffin was not happy with his team's performance.

“We had a lot of innings where we had guys on third base with two outs, and our at-bat was just not very good,” he said. “We’ve played a lot of our baseball games with a comfortable lead, and the guys are at the plate relaxed and I just challenged them tonight. We gotta be better at the plate than we were tonight.”

Argyle's JC Davis finished the game an RBI and a run scored.

Argyle and Springtown will play each other again on Friday night in Springtown.