CHAPTER 637

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 26

SALUTING THE CLAYMONT HIGH SCHOOL INDIANS BASEBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE DELAWARE STATE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 1973.

WHEREAS, on Saturday, June 9, 1973, the Claymont High School Baseball Team, coached by Larry Wheeler, completed its sweep of three lower Delaware teams - Lake Forest, Smyrna, and Dover - in the State high school baseball tournament thus becoming "Diamond State" diamond champions of 1973; and

WHEREAS, the Claymont High School Baseball Indians compiled an astounding 1973 record of nineteen victories against one defeat, while winning the Flight B Championship of the Blue Hen Conference and the final game 12-4 victory over the defending State titleist, the Dover High School Senators, in the State tournament; and

WHEREAS, the success story of the Claymont baseball team's march to the #1 position in the State was the result of a full team effort, although one super athlete, pitcher Carmen Coppol, truly was the leader of the ball club; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of the State of Delaware, particularly those living in the Claymont area, are enthusiastic about the fine all around play and sportsmanship displayed by the Claymont team during the superbly conducted State tournament held at the University of Delaware's athletic complex; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware are eager to salute the Claymont Baseball Team for their 1973 accomplishments.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate of the 127th General Assembly, the House of Representatives and Governor concurring therein, heartily congratulate Coach Larry Wheeler and his Claymont Varsity Baseball team for winning the annual State baseball championship for the first time in 1973.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Coach Wheeler, his players and assistant Coaches be invited to visit the members of the Senate, the House of Representatives and the Governor of the State on Wednesday, June 13, 1973, at which time copies of this resolution will be distributed to the coaches and team members with additional copies of the resolution to be forwarded to Dr. Frank J. Furgele, Superintendent of the Claymont School District; Mr. Thomas H. Ramsay, Principal of the Claymont High School; and to Mr. Raymond E. Tomasetti, President of the Claymont Board of Education.

Approved July 13, 1973.