HR79: Commending the Rustburg Dixie Youth AAA All-Stars baseball team.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 79

Offered February 13, 2020
Commending the Rustburg Dixie Youth AAA All-Stars baseball team.
Patron-- Fariss

WHEREAS, the Rustburg Dixie Youth AAA All-Stars baseball team won the Dixie Youth Baseball state tournament in July 2019; and

WHEREAS, the Rustburg Dixie Youth AAA All-Stars went undefeated through district play, notching a 5–0 record against formidable teams from Appomattox, Brookneal, Madison Heights, and Timberlake; and

WHEREAS, at the state tournament in Forest, the Rustburg Dixie Youth AAA All-Stars rebounded after losing their first game to win five straight, including two straight victories over the team from Bedford County, securing the program’s second championship in three years; and

WHEREAS, representing the Commonwealth at the 2019 Dixie Youth World Series in Lumberton, North Carolina, the Rustburg Dixie Youth AAA All-Stars competed admirably against teams from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, posting a 4–2 record and a runner-up finish; and

WHEREAS, the highlight of the tournament came when, facing elimination, the Rustburg Dixie Youth AAA All-Stars managed a dramatic, last-inning, come-from-behind victory against a strong team from South Carolina, keeping the team’s tournament hopes alive for another game; and

WHEREAS, the accomplishments of the Rustburg Dixie Youth AAA All-Stars are the result of the hard work and dedication of the athletes, the leadership and guidance of their manager and coaches, and the unwavering support of the entire Rustburg community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That the Rustburg Dixie Youth AAA All-Stars baseball team hereby be commended for winning the 2019 Dixie Youth Baseball state championship; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to John Rosser, manager of the Rustburg Dixie Youth AAA All-Stars baseball team, as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for the team’s achievements and best wishes for the future.