McKINNEY — Argyle has faced a do-or-die situation every time it has stepped on the field through the first three rounds of the playoffs.
The situation hasn’t bothered the Eagles a bit.
Argyle has quickly jumped out to a lead in each of its three one-game playoff encounters and coasted to the finish.
The familiar script played out again on Thursday night, when the Eagles run-ruled Bonham, 12-0, in six innings in a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal game at McKinney Boyd on Thursday night.
Argyle (25-1) will face either Pleasant Grove or Canton in the region semifinals next week.
Argyle has scored at least six runs in all three of its playoff games and has scored 35 runs overall.
“We’ve been consistent,” Argyle outfielder Watson Timmons said. “We have stayed level-headed. We are all going to strike out or have a bad at-bat at some point, but we’ve been able to move on and execute in our next opportunity.”
Bonham (20-11-1) was unable to slow the Eagles and their potent lineup.
Dillon Carter set the tone for Argyle in the first inning when he singled to center and came around to score.
Pitcher Connor Mushinski stroked an RBI single to left to highlight a four-run third. Mushinski finished 3-for-4, drove in four runs and also picked up the win. He struck out seven in five shutout innings.
The Eagles finished off Bonham with a six-run sixth. Austin King came up with the bases loaded and delivered double that cleared them. There was little doubt at that point that the Eagles would survive a third straight one-game series.