The winner take all game between King and Veteran’s Memorial baseball teams delivered on it’s hype. From the very first pitch of the game it was clear that emotions were running high and the competition was heated.
Right smack in the middle of the bleachers, one man had stake on both sides. Hector Salinas, is a former baseball coach for Moody. He has one grand child on each side of the match-up. Orlando Salinas plays third base for King and MJ Rodriguez is the catcher for Veteran’s Memorial. Salinas looks on intently and proud.
"The winner’s gonna go on, and the loser the season’s over. So, I’m gonna have a grandson that’s going to be very heartbroken, and then I’m gonna have a grandson that’s going to be very happy, and I can understand that. But, for me, the grandparent, you know it’s going to be hard. I’m looking forward to it but at the same time, you know I’m not," he said before the game.
Both teams battled to the end, but as with sports, there can only be one winner. Veteran’s pulled off the victory with a final score of 4-3. They continue their season as King ends theirs.
Meanwhile, in Calallen the Wildcats forced a game three after beating the Carroll Tigers 8-4. First pitch set for 2:30 pm at Whataburger Field.