Resolution J152-2013

Honoring the Hudson Valley Mariners upon the occasion of capturing the 2012 NABA Florida World Series



  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  the  Hudson  Valley Mariners upon the
occasion of capturing the 2012 NABA Florida World Series

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports  can  be  achieved
only  through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those exemplary sports teams within the State of New York who
have  inspired  and  brought  pride  to  their  community  by  achieving
outstanding success in athletic competition; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor  the
Hudson  Valley  Mariners  upon  the  occasion of capturing the 2012 NABA
Florida World Series on November 4, 2012; and
  WHEREAS, Competing against six of the top teams  on  the  East  Coast,
including  teams  from  Florida,  Virginia and Canada, the Hudson Valley
Mariners combined pitching, timely hitting, solid defense  and  a  great
strategy to win their second championship in the last four years; and
  WHEREAS,  Catcher  Steve  Aurigemma  from  Marlboro, New York, was the
Mariners' most outstanding player of the tournament, going an incredible
22 for 26 at the plate; and
  WHEREAS, In the semi-final game  against  South  Florida,  Isaac  Hess
struck  out  19  batters  in  an impressive complete game effort; in the
Championship game, Jessie Smith struck out 10 Cardinals, a team with one
of the best offenses in the country; and
  WHEREAS, Overall, the Mariners' offense scored 47 runs, second only to
the runner-up Cardinals; the Mariners' pitching and defense allowed  the
fewest  runs  of  the  tournament,  just 22, which included back-to-back
shutouts on the third day; and
  WHEREAS, The Mariners compete in the Hudson Valley  NABA,  where  they
have  won three championships in the league's five-year existence, post-
ing an overall record of 146-19-2 since 2008; and
  WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is  due  in  great
part  to the efforts of Player/Manager Dave Prince, a skilled and inspi-
rational tutor who has done a superb job in guiding, molding and inspir-
ing the Mariners toward their goals; and
  WHEREAS, Loyally  and  enthusiastically  supported  by  family,  fans,
friends  and  the  community  at  large, the Hudson Valley Mariners have
proven themselves to be a brotherhood of athletic ability and an unbeat-
able combination of talents; and
  WHEREAS, The members of the Hudson Valley  Mariners  who  were  issued
2012  Florida  World  Series  rings  are:  David Prince, Dan Slate, Jake
Slate, Lee Roush, Matt Roush, Jason Monti,  Jessie  Smith,  Issac  Hess,
Jeromie  Spillman,  Miguel  Rodrigez,  Adam  Prince, Sven Jenkins, Steve
Aurigemma, John Morrissey, Ryan Butcher,  Jake  Gable,  Joe  Berte,  Dan
Miller, Jose Martinez, Eric Katner, Jerry Lehman, Jared Bahnsen, Anthony
Litka,  Andres Vengoechea and Mikey Prince (Bat Boy); now, therefore, be
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor the Hudson Valley Mariners upon the occasion of capturing the 2012
NABA Florida World Series; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Hudson Valley Mariners.


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