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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 547


Congratulating the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, Louisiana, on winning the 2019 Little League World Series Championship.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 6, 2019

Mr. Scalise (for himself, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, Mr. Graves of Louisiana, and Mr. Johnson of Louisiana) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


RESOLUTION

Congratulating the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, Louisiana, on winning the 2019 Little League World Series Championship.

    Whereas Little League Baseball was founded in 1939 and the first Little League World Series tournament was played in 1947;

    Whereas Little League Baseball is the world’s largest youth sports program with nearly 200,000 teams in more than 80 countries and all 50 States;

    Whereas Little League Baseball affords children around the world a competitive arena that instills the principles of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and teamwork;

    Whereas the Eastbank All-Stars team was founded in River Ridge, Louisiana, and includes a roster of young men from the Greater New Orleans area;

    Whereas the Eastbank All-Stars displayed skill, competitiveness, and determination throughout their entire season and the Little League World Series tournament;

    Whereas the Eastbank All-Stars advanced to the Little League World Series by winning the State of Louisiana and the Southwest Regional Championships;

    Whereas the Eastbank All-Stars, representing the State of Louisiana and the Southwest Region, became the first team ever to lose the first game of the Little League World Series, and then go on to win the Little League World Series Championship;

    Whereas, on August 25, 2019, in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, Louisiana, the United States Champions representing the Southwest Region, defeated the International Bracket Champions in the 73rd Little League Baseball World Series Championship;

    Whereas the Eastbank All-Stars’ 8–0 shutout victory was the first Little League World Series Championship in the organization’s history;

    Whereas the Eastbank All-Stars became the first team from the State of Louisiana to ever win the United States Championship game and the World Series Championship game;

    Whereas manager, Scott Frazier, and coaches, Donald Abadie and Kevin Johnson, did a masterful job in leading #2 Alton Shorts, #3 Ryder Planchard, #4 Stan Wiltz, #5 William Andrade, #6 Peyton Spadoni, #7 Derek DeLatte, #9 Connor Perrot, #10 Ryan Darrah, #12 Jeffrey Curtis, #15 Gavin Berry, #22 Reece Roussel, #23 Marshall Louque, and #24 Egan Prather to victory in the Little League World Series Championship;

    Whereas Eastbank right fielder, Reece Roussel, set the Little League World Series record with an amazing 17 hits throughout the tournament, including a .739 batting average, as well as two key hits in the championship game;

    Whereas Eastbank third baseman, Marshall Louque, secured three hits and three runs batted in (RBIs) in the championship game;

    Whereas Marshall Louque and Reece Roussel set the Little League World Series record, hitting seven doubles each;

    Whereas Eastbank pitcher, Egan Prather, pitched an impressive shutout in the championship game, striking out six Curaçao batters along the way;

    Whereas the parents, families, friends, and fans of the Eastbank All-Stars deserve recognition for proudly supporting the team throughout their historic season; and

    Whereas the Eastbank All-Stars were strong ambassadors of the great State of Louisiana and the United States of America on the world stage: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives congratulates—

(1) the Eastbank All-Stars for their hard work and determination in winning the 73rd Little League Baseball World Series Championship;

(2) Scott Frazier and the Eastbank coaching staff for the founding of the organization and leading the team to its first Little League World Series victory;

(3) the Eastbank All-Star players for showing poise and exemplifying the strength and resilience of the people of Louisiana by never giving up and fighting through adversity to make all of us proud of their historic accomplishment;

(4) the parents, families, friends, and fans of the Eastbank All-Stars;

(5) the community of River Ridge, the Greater New Orleans area, and the State of Louisiana; and

(6) the Pabao Little League team from Wil­lem­stad, Curaçao, for a hard-fought championship game and an outstanding season.


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