Thursday, March 11, 2010

RGC Rattler Baseball Team participates in Tournament

On Thursday March 4, the Rio Grande City Rattler Baseball Team participated at the Tony Rico Invitational Tournament in Weslaco. In the first game, the Rattlers pounded the Weslaco East Wildcats 21-1 Junior Alex Morin drove in 8 RBI’s and went 4 for 4 at the plate. Angel Alaffa threw 4 shutout innings and received the win for the Rattlers. On Friday March 5, 2010 the Rattlers pounded the Progresso Red Ants 24-0 and finished the game in 1 ½ innings. In the second game the Rattlers beat Mission Veterans 6-5 and won the pool play 1st seed.

Sophomores Jose Martinez, Phiilip Guzman and freshman Victor Fuentes all pitched for the Rattlers. On Saturday, the Rattlers beat Edcouch Elsa 14-0 to advance to the championship game at Weslaco Panther Stadium. The Rattlers again faced Mission Veterans and continued their excellent play to beat Mission Veterans 7-4 in the grand finale. After the game Coach Ricardo Lopez announced the All Tourney team. Freshman Victor Fuentes was awarded the Tournament Most Valuable Player, Junior Alex Morin, Sophomore Alex Olvera, Sophomore Phillip Guzman and Senior Osiel Islas all received All Tourney honors. The Rattlers will next play in the Calallen Tournament in Corpus Christi. Congratulations Rattlers.

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