83S10517 BGU-D
  By: Isaac H.R. No. 220
         WHEREAS, The softball team from Hays High School in Buda
  reached the pinnacle of success by winning the 2013 University
  Interscholastic League 4A state championship on June 1 at McCombs
  Field in Austin; and
         WHEREAS, The Lady Rebels enjoyed a remarkable run through the
  postseason that included victories over Jefferson, Cedar Park,
  Dripping Springs, Moody, and Leander High Schools to reach the UIL
  State Tournament; in the semifinals, they faced a talented squad
  from Aledo that had won 24 straight games, but Hays scored a
  commanding 8-1 win to set up a championship showdown with Lucas
  Lovejoy; and
         WHEREAS, The title contest was played on a scorching-hot day
  and proved to be a high-scoring back-and-forth game, with Hays
  setting the tone early with a three-run first inning; Lovejoy
  battled back, and the score was tied at 8 after the fifth; in the
  next inning Lovejoy loaded the bases, but Sarah Leal, who pitched
  all seven innings for the Lady Rebels, recorded a key strikeout to
  end the threat; the Hays offense responded with a three-run
  outburst in the final frame to claim the state crown in an 11-8
  triumph; Hannah Ramsey, who had three hits and the game-winning RBI
  as well as a run-saving catch in center field, was named the Most
  Valuable Player of the tournament final; and
         WHEREAS, Excelling through teamwork, the Lady Rebels also
  received valuable contributions throughout the season from the
  other members of the roster: Traci Green, Addie Vayas, Haleigh
  Madden, Des'ree Wainright, Ashley Manning, Maddy Shannon, Clarissa
  Gonzalez, Brayden Pinckard, Karina Rocha, Kara Davis, Gabi Albarez,
  Angelica Arroyo, Brooke Vasquez, Lizzie Bowne, Aspen Salazar, and
  Michelle Pesina; these dedicated athletes benefited from the
  leadership of head coach Aaron Fuller and assistant coaches Holly
  Long and Allison Castillo, who guided Hays High to an outstanding
  31-10 record and the first softball state title in the school's
  history; and
         WHEREAS, Through long hours of work and an unwavering
  determination, the members of the Hays High softball team fulfilled
  their long-held goal of becoming state champions, and they may
  reflect with pride on their exceptional accomplishment; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby congratulate the Hays High
  School softball team on winning the UIL 4A state title and extend to
  the team's players, coaches, and staff sincere best wishes for
  continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the team as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.