By Brett Wilson Sr.
VON ORMY—The two city neighbors faced off in the second 1604 World Series, fought through several lead changes, with the eventual winner decided by one run (13-12) in the bottom of the last inning!
Somerset won the first game back in 1922. When asked if the next game will be played before the next 91 years, Von Ormy Mayor Art Martinez de Vara responded, “There will definitely be another game next
year, we are planning to host the game in Von Ormy.” Several stellar defensive plays, along with multiple huge home run hits, made an exciting event for both players and fans.
A partial list of Von Ormy participants included: City Administrator James Massey, City Attorney Woody Wilson, City Marshal Issac Gerami, Deputy City Clerk Veronica Ayala, City Councilwoman Amy Suarez, City Councilman Andrew Flores, Jr., and Former City Administrator Jesus Garza. Some of the participants for Somerset included: John Weckbacher, Larry Vidales, Matthew Hernandez, George Wiekle, Patrick Orosco, and Bo Caddell. Also on hand was celebrity official Maury Vasquez to help with close calls on the field
While both teams would have liked to have won, it was actually a fun filled afternoon, with a good time for everyone. Somerset Mayor Paul Cuellar “The game was a great success, not only because we won, but because it was a plain old good time for everyone. People from all over our community literally became a team, that's whats important. It was exciting to see. It gave the residents a chance to meet each other, get to know their neighbors, and begin the conversation of what's to come for the future of Somerset and Von Ormy.” Mayor Martinez de Vara “This was a goodwill game that
brings these two communities together in a social, and competitive way. We are already working closely together with regard to planning and government.”
When asked about the talks regarding joint economic development, Mayor Martinez de Vara said, “It means well planned cities, that are great places to live, and grow up in.” Asked about the new Southwest High School complex to be built in Von Ormy on Watson road, Mayor Martinez de Vara said “Another natural rivalry!” And on the possible name of the new school, “The Von Ormy City Council pass a resolution recommending SWISD place Von Ormy High School on it's public survey of suggested names. Readers can vote on this at: http://espace.swisd.net/limesurvey/index.php?sid=17751&lang=en.
Good people having a good time, tailgate party, baseball, a “Take me out to the ballgame” song performed by the crowd, the American Flag, and sportsmanship. Can it get any better than this?
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