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NO. R-271.  Senate concurrent resolution congratulating the 2007 South Burlington High School Rebels Division I championship baseball team.


     By Senators Condos, Flanagan, Lyons, Miller, Racine and Snelling,

     By Representatives Audette of South Burlington, Head of South Burlington, Kupersmith of South Burlington and Pugh of South Burlington,

Whereas, the 2007 South Burlington High School Rebels played an incredible spring of baseball, both on the field and at the plate, and

Whereas, at each succeeding game during the 2007 season, the prospect of another high school defeating this team of extremely adroit and powerful athletes became more unlikely, and

Whereas, the Rebels advanced during the playoff competition and won their penultimate contest with a 1-0 10th-inning victory against Mount Mansfield Union High School, and

Whereas, with their place at the Centennial Field Division I final secured, the Rebels prepared to face the Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) Red Hawks, and

Whereas, through the first five innings, a repeat of the semifinal game was emerging as each team’s display of outstanding play on the pitcher’s mound and elsewhere on the field prevented any runners from crossing the plate, and

Whereas, the bottom of the sixth inning proved to be the game’s decisive frame as the Rebels scored three runs based on just a single hit from the bat of Brandon Fay who also slammed the essential hit in the semifinal game against Mount Mansfield, and

Whereas, South Burlington held back a CVU scoring threat in the seventh inning as a runner advanced to third base before three consecutive Red Hawk outs extinguished this challenge of the Rebels’ lead, and

Whereas, when the game was over, South Burlington had won the 2007 Division I baseball championship, its second in three years, and Rebel pitcher Casey Harman had thrown a memorable two-hitter with 15 strikeouts and just one walk, and

Whereas, Rebels Rob Griffin, Ben Mowczan, Ethan Martin, Casey Harman, Jared Candib, Brandon Fay, Dylan Freeman, Dylan McLean, Jason McMahon, Josh Blow, Taylor Stevens, Steve Collins, Owen Ozanich, and Dan Maldonado played a quality of baseball that enabled the team to finish with a 20-0 season record, and

Whereas, coach Patrick Bose, and assistant coaches Tim O’Day and Steve Maglaris, served as outstanding role models and mentors for the Rebels, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 South Burlington High School Rebels Division I championship baseball team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Patrick Bose at South Burlington High School.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont