Rapp took credit for the loss, but threw a 1-2-3 second and joined Bullock and Kissinger as the only Mineral Wells pitchers to toss scoreless frames against the Eagles.
Bullock and Kissinger stood out individually as well. Bullock loaded the bases in the fourth, but masterfully worked his way out of the jam with some help from Kissinger running down a base runner and a popup and strikeout to end the inning.
Kissinger closed the game out in the seventh with a 1-2-3 performance, bookended by strikeouts.
Outside of Rapp's four-run third – in which Argyle put together a walk and three hits – the biggest problem for Mineral Wells was consecutive three-run innings in the fifth and sixth frames. Of those six runs scored, four came across the plate on passed balls or wild pitches. Barrick said the miscues didn't worry him in the Rams' last game before district.
"It's not a big concern for me right now," he said. "We haven't had a bunch of wild pitches this year. It's just one of those deals where a couple of balls got away from us. The catchers did a good job of trying to get over and get a piece of them, we just didn't get them blocked up. I think we'll be good."
Offensively, the Rams fought tooth and nail for every opportunity they got against a quality Eagle pitching staff.
Allen was the first to reach base on a hard-hit double in the second. He was brought home by an RBI single off of Bullock's bat.
But the highlight of the game came in the bottom of the third, when Mason crushed a two-run homer over the left field fence to bring himself and Kissinger home and cut the score to 5-3.