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HOUSE CONCURRENT
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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the members of the Martinsville High School girls softball team on the occasion of their victory in the 2005 Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 4A State Softball Championship.



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Second Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2006)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the members of the Martinsville High School girls softball team on the occasion of their victory in the 2005 Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 4A State Softball Championship.

    Whereas, The Martinsville High School girls softball team defeated Lafayette McCutcheon 3-2 to win the 2005 Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Class 4A State Softball Championship on June 11, 2005, at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, giving sixth-year coach Ken Rhoden and the Artesians their first softball state championship;

    Whereas, This year's win was even sweeter coming after last year's 2-0 semifinal loss to 4A runner-up Center Grove;

    Whereas, Junior catcher Jessica Breeden rocketed a two-out double in the bottom of the ninth inning to drive in senior second baseman Allison Lewis to give Martinsville High School the victory;

    Whereas, Allison Lewis started the ninth-inning, two-out rally by doubling to right center, setting the stage for the dramatic finish;

    Whereas, Sophomore Abby Calloway, who hit a two-RBI single in the bottom of the third, gave 28-1-1 Martinsville a strong performance on the mound, improving her record to 9-1 for the season and allowing only one earned run and five hits in the nine-inning game;

    Whereas, The Artesians advanced to the Class 4A final

game with victories over Terre Haute North, Mooresville, and Terre Haute South in the Terre Haute North Sectional; East Central and Castle in the Jeffersonville Regional; and Brownsburg in the Semi-Finals;

    Whereas, The Championship victory capped off an amazing season for the Artesians;

    Whereas, The team entered the 2004-2005 season with high expectations;

    Whereas, Winning its last 21 games by an average of 4.5 - 0.8 and pitching 14 shutout games, the team met or exceeded all pre-season expectations;

    Whereas, Coach Ken Rhoden attributes the outstanding season to hard work, dedication, and contributions made by everyone; and

    Whereas, The Martinsville High School girls softball team stands as an example of what can come of hard work and discipline: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly congratulates the members and coaches of the Martinsville High School girls softball team on their victory in the 2005 IHSAA Class 4A State Softball Championship and wishes them success in their future endeavors.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to team members Emily Sullivan, Jordan Baldridge, Lynn Zloty, Sarah Walls, Allison Baldridge, Abby Calloway, Jodi Porter, Jessica Breeden, Ryanne Gluff, Jessica Stoner, Leah Hoffman, Allison Lewis, Elizabeth Gwaltney, Logan Lucas, Mikala Trimble, Alaina Zloty, Brittany Pruitt, Megan Michel, Melissa Daniels, and Chelsea Scott; head coach Ken Rhoden; assistant coaches Rob Rhoden, John Roddy, Sarah Agler, Nicki Ewing, Katie Baughn, and Sarah Currier; athletic director Don Lipps; principal Don Alkire; and superintendent Ron Furniss.