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NO. R-52.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2004 state champion Essex Junction Little League All-Stars.


Offered by:  Representatives Hunt of Essex, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Evans of Essex, Heath of Westford, Jerman of Essex and Myers of Essex.

Offered by:  Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Leddy of Chittenden District and Senator Mazza of Grand Isle District.

Whereas, annually, many youngsters from across the state don their gloves and pick up their bats to play Little League baseball, and

Whereas, the 2004 Essex Junction All-Stars was a team consisting of superb young ball players who compiled a perfect 8-0 district tournament record, and

Whereas, the squad captured the state Little League championship title by defeating Lyndon 8-1 and then twice topping the Burlington American team 7‑2 and 3-0, and

Whereas, these outstanding young athletes, ages 11 and 12, then traveled to Bristol, Connecticut, for the New England Little League Tournament, and

Whereas, although the Vermont youngsters lost their opening games, 5-3 to their counterparts from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and 6-1 to Berlin, Connecticut, they remained determined to demonstrate their proficiency on the baseball diamond, and

Whereas, the team proceeded to shut out their third opponents, from Biddeford, Maine, 4-0, and

Whereas, in their next encounter, the Vermont boys ended the undefeated streak of the Lincoln, Rhode Island, team by a convincing 6-3 margin, and

Whereas, in the semifinal regional game, better described as a slugfest, Essex Junction initially held a seemingly insurmountable eight‑run lead, but it ultimately succumbed again to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, this time by a score of 11-9, and

Whereas, although the team did not win the regional championship, the Essex Junction Little League All-Stars, including Aymeric Claude, Alex Corredera, Bryce Currier, Ben Ferris, Alex Godin, Alex Herko, Derek Kaigle, Jake Orr, Matt Overton, Adam Picard, Zac Poland, and David Valley, can all be very proud of their achievements during the 2004 season, and

Whereas, team manager Tom Valley and coaches Bill Currier, Ed Poland, and Scott Godin were superb teachers and mentors, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2004 state champion Essex Junction Little League All-Stars, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Tom Valley in Essex Junction.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont