Fans and family members gathered at Sinton High School Wednesday morning for a special sendoff as the Sinton Pirates baseball team returns to the state competition for the second time in four years.

Sinton will play Waco Robinson at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Disch-Faulk Field on the University of Texas campus. The winner of that game will play in the 4A championship at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.