CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Students at Rockport-Fulton High School were greeted by a couple of World Series champions Thursday as the Houston Astros Caravan stopped by for a visit.
Pitchers Chris Devenski and Joe Musgrove are in the Coastal Bend as part the Astros annual stop in the area. The duo was joined by radio broadcaster Robert Ford.
Musgrove and Devenski, both former Corpus Christi Hooks and now Houston Astros world champions, were at Rockport-Fulton High School giving students a chance to listen to their life stories and the lessons they have learned.
"It's really cool to show that people like at their caliber still care about us down here, and they showed their support," student Alyssa De La Garza said. "It's really awesome to see that."
It was just one of the stops on the Houston Astros caravan, which goes to different cities in the off-season to promote the team; but it was more than that for the students. It was a morale booster as the two players shared their love for the area after playing for the Hooks, and of course they too had to live with the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.
"For us to come out and just spend a few minutes with them to try and answer some questions and lift their spirits a little bit, I mean, and also to commemorate them for being so tough and be able to stick it out through that hurricane, it was pretty cool," Musgrove said.
Devenski said he hopes sharing some of his struggles in life will help the young men and women know that they can overcome adversity.
"I think it was cool to share a little of the knowledge I've picked up in my lifetime and set a good example for them, and hopefully they walk away with something positive that will help them in the future," Devenski said.
During their visit to the area, the group met with first responders and military personnel at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi before heading to Academy Sports & Outdoors to meet the public and making their final stop at Whataburger Field.
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