“21 Outs” film about Socorro 2009 baseball state champs to premiere August 9

The community is invited to view the premiere of “21 Outs,” a movie about the Socorro High School baseball team, Coach Chris Forbes, and their journey to win the UIL Class 5A state championship in 2009.

The Bulldogs victory was El Paso’s first state baseball title in 60 years. The team claimed the state title with a 12-7 win over Lufkin High School at Dell Diamond Stadium in Round Rock.

Via a news release, SISD officials share that the movie captures “the story of perseverance and heart and how Coach Forbes inspired the players to an emotional victory for the school and community.”

“21 Outs” will premiere at 8 p.m. August 9 and will be shown again at 2 and 8 p.m. August. 10 in the Socorro High School theater, located at 10150 Alameda Avenue.

Movie tickets are $6 and can be purchased in advance at the SISD Public Relations Office in the District Service Center, 12440 Rojas Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until August9. Tickets can be purchased online, with an online convenience fee $1.25.

Tickets at the door are $6 cash only (3 hours before show time). Event proceeds will benefit Socorro High School.

What:             “21 Outs” movie premiere                  

Who:               SISD students, staff, administrators, Coach Chris Forbes, former athletes, families, community members   

Where:           Socorro High School theater  |   10150 Alameda Ave.

When:             8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019  |   2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019