Argyle, which enters the Class 4A state baseball tournament having won 75 of its last 77 games, will continue its pursuit of a second consecutive state championship against La Vernia at 4 p.m. Wednesday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin.
Kilgore (32-7) will play Sweeny (30-9) in the first semifinal of the day at 1 p.m., and the state championship game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Eagles are heavy favorites to continue their run of success after escaping a one-game playoff against Iowa Park in the Region I final on Wednesday. Argyle was the first team to punch its ticket to state, and Kilgore swept Benbrook in a best-of-three series to advance out of Region II.
Sweeny won Game 1 against Robinson 2-0 in the Region III finals, lost Game 2 1-0 and won Game 3 11-1. After falling to Liberty Hill 8-2 in Game 1, La Vernia won Game 2 5-2 and Game 3 5-4 to advance out of Region IV.
Keep reading the Denton Record-Chronicle for a full preview and coverage from the 4A state tournament.
In Class 6A, Southlake Carroll (31-11) — the only team to defeat Argyle over the last two years — will look to continue its run toward a second straight state title when it plays Austin Lake Travis (37-4) at 7 p.m. Friday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.
The 6A state championship game is set for 4 p.m. Saturday.
UIL Baseball State Tournament Schedule
Wednesday, June 5 – 1A, 2A, 4A semifinals
1A semifinals: New Home (19-2) vs. Wells (16-8), 9 a.m. at Dell Diamond
1A semifinals: D’Hanis (23-4) vs. Dodd City (19-5), 12 p.m. at Dell Diamond
2A semifinals: Valley Mills (28-6), Linden-Kildare (20-9), 4 p.m. at Dell Diamond
2A semifinals: Dallardsville Big Sandy (34-4) vs. Albany (23-7), 7 p.m. at Dell Diamond
4A semifinals: Kilgore (32-7) vs. Sweeny (30-9), 1 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk Field
4A semifinals: Argyle (38-1-1) vs. La Vernia (28-11), 4 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk Field
Thursday, June 6 – 1A, 2A, 4A finals and 5A semifinals
1A championship: 9 a.m. at Dell Diamond
2A championship: 12 p.m. at Dell Diamond
4A championship: 6:30 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk Field
5A semifinals: Colleyville Heritage (37-3) vs. Corsicana (29-10), 4 p.m. at Dell Diamond
5A semifinals: Georgetown (40-4-1) vs. Mission Sharyland Pioneer (37-8)
Friday, June 7 – 3A and 6A semifinals
3A semifinals: Wall (37-1) vs. Kirbyville (33-7-1), 9 a.m. at Dell Diamond
3A semifinals: Blanco (32-4) vs. Van Alstyne (29-5), 12 p.m. at Dell Diamond
6A semifinals: Fort Bend Ridge Point (32-4-1) vs. McKinney Boyd (31-14)
6A semifinals: Austin Lake Travis (37-4) vs. Southlake Carroll (31-11)
Saturday, June 8 – 3A, 5A and 6A finals
3A championship: 9 a.m. at Dell Diamond
5A championship: 12 p.m. at Dell Diamond
6A championship: 4 p.m. at Dell Diamond