The Rockport-Fulton High School Pirate baseball team hosted its first annual Pirate Baseball Alumni tournament Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Pirate baseball field.
In contrast to a normal alumni game with all Pirate alumni playing on one team against the current Pirate baseball team, all former and current Pirate baseball players were split up and mixed into four different teams in a double elimination tournament.
A senior Pirate baseball player led each team. The four teams were team Zavala (Zachary), team Williams (Clay), team Muirhead (Adam), and team Flores (Cass).
Each game went three innings.
In the first game at 10 a.m., team Zavala defeated team Williams 8-2.
In game two, team Muirhead defeated team Flores 6-2.
In game three, team Williams defeated team Flores 2-1; eliminating team Flores.
In game four, team Muirhead defeated team Zavala 3-1.
In game five, team Williams defeated team Zavala 5-4; eliminating team Zavala.
And in the championship game, undefeated team Muirhead faced off against team Williams in a winner-take-all game. In the end, team Muirhead shut out team Williams 6-0 to win the first Pirate Baseball Alumni tournament.
The Pirates welcomed back 12 alumni to the tournament.
“We are hoping for a bigger and better alumni tournament next year,” said RFHS Head Baseball Coach Arturo Elizondo