Casey, Toomey Introduce Resolution Honoring Red Land Little League for Performance in 2015 Little League World Series

Red Land Little League Team Recently Won the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series U.S. Championship

Casey, Toomey Introduce Resolution Honoring Red Land Little League for Performance in 2015 Little League World Series

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) announced they introduced a resolution honoring the Red Land Little League Team of Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, for their performance in the 2015 Little League World Series.  The Little League team won the Little League Baseball World Series U.S. Championship on Sunday, August 29, defeating a team from Pearland, Texas with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the sixth inning to win 3-2. The resolution calls on the Senate to congratulate the team, as well as recognize the hard work of the team’s members, parents, families, and coaches, including the people of Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, as well.

“I am proud to congratulate and honor the Red Land Little League Team on their performance in the Little League World Series,” said Senator Casey.  “Their hard work is a result of the dedication and determination not only of the team’s members and families, but also of the people of Lewisberry, who spent countless hours supporting the team throughout the season.”

“The Red Land Little League team showed America what it means to compete for the love of the game,” said Sen. Toomey. “They were humble in victory, and gracious in defeat. I congratulate the players, coaches, and their families on a remarkable run in the Little League World Series. The people of Lewisberry, and all of Pennsylvania, are proud of these outstanding young men.”

The full text of the resolution can be seen below.

RESOLUTION

Honoring the Red Land Little League Team of Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, for their performance in the 2015 Little League World Series.

Whereas on Saturday, August 29, 2015, the Red Land Little League team won the Little League Baseball World Series U.S. Championship, defeating a versatile and dynamic team from Pearland, Texas with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the sixth inning to win 3-2;

Whereas on Sunday, August 30, 2015, the Red Land Little League team competed against the Kitasuna Little League team from Tokyo, Japan in the 69th Annual Little League World Series championship, and set the record for most runs in the first inning with 10 runs;

Whereas the Red Land Little League is the first York County team to win a national Little League championship and the first team from Pennsylvania to win the United States Little League championship since 1990;

Whereas the Red Land Little League team is comprised of: Camden Walter, Braden Kolmansberger, Dylan Rodenhaber, Adam Cramer, Jaden Henline, Chayton Krauss, Kaden Peifer, Cole Wagner, Zack Sooy, Jake Cubbler, Jarrett Wisman, Bailey Wirt, and Ethan Phillips;

Whereas the Red Land Little League team is managed by Tom Peifer, and coached by J.K. Kolmansberger and Bret Wagner, among others;

Whereas the Red Land Little League team has brought tremendous excitement, pride, and honor to the city of Lewisberry, the county of York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the entire Nation: Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Senate—

Congratulates and honors the Red Land Little League team and its loyal fans, affectionately known as the “Red Sea,” on their performance at the 69th Little League World Series championship; and

Recognizes and commends the hard work, dedication, determination, and commitment to excellence of the team’s members, parents, families, coaches, and managers; and

Recognizes and commends the people of Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area for their outstanding loyalty, support, and countless hours of volunteerism for the Red Land Little League team throughout the team’s season.

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