LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Alvin High School took home the 2020 NFCA Texas Leadoff Classic title with a 3-1 triumph over Brazoswood High School on Feb. 22 in Bryan, Texas. The Lady Yellowjackets topped a field of 64 teams to win the second edition of the tournament, which was renamed after the NFCA partnered with Bryan High School head coach Enrique Luna, who has now been hosting the previously-named Bryan-College Station Tournament for 24 years. Luna is currently serving on the NFCA Board of Directors as the High School representative.
Alvin’s undefeated run (6-0) through the main bracket included wins over Denison, Boerne, Leander, College Station and semifinalist Fort Bend Christian Academy. The runner-up Lady Bucs finished with a 5-1 mark, defeating Beeville Jones, San Antonio Memorial, Huntsville, Clear Springs and Kingwood in the semifinals.
Semifinalists Fort Bend and Kingwood battled for third place with the latter Mustangs coming out on top, 4-1. After dropping its first game, Douglas San Antonio MacArthur marched through the consolation bracket with triumphs over Incarnate Word, Cypress Ranch, East Central and Southwest.
Over a three-day stretch (Feb. 20-22), 90 teams competed in 270 games on 36 different fields across 14 different locations. Due to inclement weather, contests were spread out over several high school fields - Bryan, Rudder, A&M Consolidated, College Station, Waller, Magnolia, Lake Creek and Montgomery – as well as Central Park, Veterans Park, Franklin Ranch Community Park, Premier Academy (Tomball), Bryan Recreation Athletic Complex and The Rac (Waller, Texas).
The main bracket featured 64 programs, while a round-robin segment highlighted 26 more teams. The 2021 edition of the NFCA Texas Leadoff Classic returns to the same site, Feb. 18-20.