The City Hall of Famers trailed the Big Bad Bexars for most of the game on Sunday night at the North East Independent School District‘s Basse-McCullough softball field. But during the last inning the City of San Antonio’s team, comprised of council members and staffers, pulled through for a dramatic 11-10 win of its friendly game against Bexar County staff and commissioners.

City Hall of Famer Zach Dunn, who works in Councilman Ron Nirenberg (D8)’s office, brought two runners in for the win in the ninth inning with a solid bat-to-ball connection. The crowd of more than 100 friends and family from both teams cheered as the first-ever City-County Classic softball game came to a close.

“What I love the most is the camaraderie between the city and the county. I think it’s going to grow into something larger,” said District 2 Director of Communications and Special Projects Demonte Alexander, who coached the City’s team.

“A lot of times at City Hall you don’t get to know people on a personal level other than work. The districts are so separated. So this allows us to talk and get to know our teammates and council people.”

The City’s roster included Roberto Trevino (D1), Alan Warrick (D2), Rebecca Viagran (D3)  and Shirley Gonzales (D5), staffers, firefighters and celebrity players actor Jesse Borrego and KSAT-TV anchor Steve Spriester. The County’s team included Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Commissioner Kevin Wolff, Commissioner (Pct. 3), Commissioner Tommy Calvert (Pct. 4), managers, directors, and celebrity players Josh Baugh, senior reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, and gym owner Jesse James Leija.

Mariachi Corazón de San Antonio performed the National Anthem and the Spurs Coyote showed up to throw the first pitch. People’s Nite Market, food trucks, and a special screening of the movie Sandlot set up after the game for free family fun.

Donations for the San Antonio Food Bank were collected during the event.

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Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

Kathryn Boyd-Batstone is a California native and a graduate of the University of Oregon. She moved to San Antonio in December 2015 to join The Rivard Report team as photographer and videographer.