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Sinton's Galvan twins provide double trouble for opponents

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Posted at 9:58 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 05:38:23-05

SINTON, Texas — High school baseball is back and the Sinton Pirates are ranked sixth in the state in Class 4A. They are led by many star players including the Galvan brothers.

Rene and Rylan Galvan are identical twins and multi-star athletes.

Rene plays quarterback on the football team and accounted for more than 2,000 total yards this year. Rylan plays running back and rushed for nearly 1,600 yards. They were voted as district co-most valuable players.

"Oh man, that was amazing," said Rene Galvan. "Our coach told us that had never happened before in our district."

"It was so awesome to be able to do that together," said Rylan Galvan. "Sharing that award means a lot to us."

The Galvan brothers might be better in baseball than any other sport. Rene is the starting catcher and has already earned a scholarship to play at the University of Texas. Rylan plays outfield and is still weighing his options. They are two incredibly gifted dual-sport athletes who like to feed off each other.

"Yeah, it's always been a competitive relationship," said Rene Galvan. "We always try to match each other and it's always been that way."

Sinton baseball coach Adrian Alaniz is a former star Sinton player who went on to excel at Texas as a pitcher. He could not be any happier to have the twins playing for him.

"I am fortunate to coach Rene at the quarterback position so he and I have built a great relationship on the football field," said Alaniz. "And Rylan going to Texas and my background there is kinda cool."

The Galvan brothers are just juniors so they still have another year and a half to excel in the Sinton program.