By Senator Amondson


         WHEREAS, In the Spring of 1993, thirty year old head coach Randy Elam piloted his Centralia High School Tigers to the Washington State "AA" Baseball Championship; and


         WHEREAS, Because several members of the 1993 baseball team played on Centralia's sixth place state basketball team, the championship season started slowly; and


         WHEREAS, After dropping four of five nonleague games, the players pulled together as a team, and, taking one game at a time, reeled off thirteen unanswered league victories; and


         WHEREAS, Because every player dug down and played to his potential, no fewer than ten Tigers received All Black Hills League honors; and


         WHEREAS, By late season the team members gained unfaltering belief in each other, and collective confidence in their destiny as champions.  At tournament time, they believed, states Coach Elam, "that they could have stepped onto the field against the Toronto Blue Jays"; and


         WHEREAS, Centralia captured the state championship in Pullman by shutting out Shorecrest 4 to 0 in the finale; and


         WHEREAS, The Tigers brought the state title back home to Centralia for the first time since 1982;


         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington congratulate the 1993 Centralia Tigers baseball team, Coach Randy Elam, and his assistant coaches; and


         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to players Nate Witt, Scott Krause, Andy Erb, Pete McCullough, Danny Etter, Reggie Stafford, Jeremy Martin, Jeff Herriford, Joey Mano, Jon Barrett, Mike Sutton, Jason Cornell, Matt Mohney, Lyle Overbay, Ty Fragner, and John Hewitt; Head Coach Randy Elam, and assistant coaches Rex Ashmore, Ben McCullough, and John Catlett.


I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1994-8680,

adopted by the Senate February 24, 1994.




Secretary of the Senate