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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Decatur Central High School baseball team.

Behning, Bardon

    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session of the 116th General Assembly (2009)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Decatur Central High School baseball team.

    Whereas, On, June 14, 2008, at Victory Field in Indianapolis, the Decatur Central High School baseball team won the Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 4A State Baseball Championship, defeating Homestead High School 7-3;

    Whereas, The victory marked the 10th straight win and the first state title for the Decatur Central High School Hawks, and came in the team's first trip to the baseball state finals;

    Whereas, The unranked Hawks (29-7) scored six runs on eight hits in the first three innings to take an early 6-2 lead;

    Whereas, Decatur Central scored two runs in the second inning, added four runs in the bottom half of the third, and scored one run in the fifth inning;

    Whereas, Twenty-four year coaching veteran Phil Webster guided the Hawks to their first state championship; and

    Whereas, It is fitting that the players and coaches of this fine team be recognized: 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 of the Decatur High School baseball team on their Class 4A state championship and wishes them continued success in all their future endeavors.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to team members Jake Gharst, Brent Ledford, Isaac Pruitt, Andrew Kinnaird, Taylor Tijerina, Shane Muse, Adam Kirk, Ken Rackley, Pat Sharpe, Nick Stoia, Aaron Gregory, Ron Shelton, Eric Howell, Austin Sprinkle, Nick Clayton, Zack Deakin, Anthony Eldridge, Shawn Mattingly, Jeff Pace, Zach Weldon, and Nate Kress, student managers Haylie Brown and Bree Coppess, head coach Phil Webster, assistant coaches Mike Chapman, Steve Krizmanich, Terry McGlothlin, Bryan Coppess, Josh Ham, Tim Bible, Dave Harper, and Wes Herren, athletic directors Doug Opel and Jill Meerman, principal Joe Preda, and superintendent Don Stinson.