CORPUS CHRISTI – The Class 4A State Champion Sinton Pirates will be recognized at Whataburger Field Friday night as the Hooks continue their series against the Springfield Cardinals with a 7:05 tilt.
The Pirates, led by MaxPreps national coach of the year Adrian Alaniz, posted a 36-1 record en route to the school’s fourth state title. Sinton secured the championship with a 9-0 victory over Argyle at UT-Austin’s Disch Falk Field on June 9.
Juniors Jaquae Stewart and Blake Mitchell were named 4A all-state co-players of the year after posting season ERAs of 0.17 and 0.39, respectively. Senior catcher and shortstop Rylan Galvan, a Texas Longhorns commit, earned All-South Texas MVP honors by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, as he hit .440 with 43 runs, 22 extra-base hits, 43 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.
Senior outfielder Cannon Chester and senior pitcher Wyatt Wiatrek joined Stewart and Mitchell as first-team All-South Texas selections.
The Pirates penned a whopping 20 shutouts among their 36 wins, including both triumphs in the state tournament. Sinton held opponents to one run 10 times.