Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent congressional record on June 18 recognizing the state champion Highland High School Bulldog baseball team.
On June 13, the Bulldogs won the Class 3A State Championship in a 7-6 victory over Nazareth Academy. This is the Bulldog’s second title since 2008.
“I would like to congratulate senior Grant Geppert for scoring a bases-loaded single during the seventh inning to give the Bulldogs the win, as well as entire Bulldog team for their numerous, outstanding defensive plays, which kept the Nazarene Academy scoring to a minimum,” said Shimkus.
The statement recognizes the entire coaching staff and team comprised of: Grant Geppert, Pete Baumgartner, Andrew Winning, Tyler Kimmle, Cody Bentlage, Will Greenwald, Jordan Smith, Matt Augustin, Griffin Welz, Seth Luitjohan, Mike McGill, Austin Brown, Jim Smith, Jarrett Dubach, Tyler Pollard, Sam Greene, Chris Dickman, Nick Schmollinger, Kyle Schmitt, Matt Beyer, Trent Carriger, assistant coaches Sam Weber, Caleb Houchin, Dave Miscik, and head coach Joel Hawkins.
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“I look forward to the continued success of the Highland High School Bulldogs and extend my best wishes for another outstanding season next year,” Shimkus said.
A PDF file of entry in the congressional record is linked to this story.