SAN ANTONIO – In front of a big crowd city and county leaders had a slugfest on Sunday night. In a first of its kind softball game, leaders held a friendly competition so everyone could work together so residents could win.
San Antonio District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino was one of the inaugural City-County Classic's organizers.
"We're competitive, sure but this is, really, we're all in it together,” Trevino said. “It really builds up morale. It’s great to have a game like this where we can play together."
The City Hall of Famers and The Big Bad Bexars squared off, although the county was clobbering the city early on by a score of 9-1.
KSAT Anchor Steve Spriester also participated, pitching for the city.
"For the record I would just like to say my highlight of the game so far is striking out Commissioner Kevin Wolff,” Spriester said. “What's the score? We don't want to talk about scores just want to talk about what I did.”
Another organizer and county leader, Judge Nelson Wolff, highlighted the importance of the event for Bexar County residents. "First you have to have friendships. You have to be civil to each other if you're going to accomplish anything,” he said. “We've got a great relationship with the city, but it built on friendships and trust and loyalty and this is a big part of it."
District 2 Communications Director Demonte Alexander summed it up best. "(It is) just a good time to highlight the synergies between the city and the county," he said.
The Hall of Famers managed a late comeback and won the game 11-10.