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Comer Honors Russell County Baseball Team on House Floor 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman James Comer (R-Ky.) recognized the Lakers, the incredible Russell County High School baseball team. Under the leadership of their coach David Rexroat, the Lakers finished the season 31-7 and went on a remarkable run to the Kentucky high school state championship game. He emphasized how proud the community is of the baseball team and they're great accomplishments.

Below are his remarks as prepared:

Madam Speaker,

I rise today to recognize the Russell County high school baseball team. The Kentucky State High School runners-up. Their head coach David Rexroat has led the Lakers baseball team since 2002.

He is the all-time winningest baseball coach in Russell County, and he was recently inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.

Russell County began their journey to the state tournament by winning the 16th District baseball tournament which includes my home school of Monroe County.

They've won the 16th District nine of the last ten years. They won the 4th region in Bowling Green and went on to Louisville and made it all the way to the state finals championship game.

The Russell County Laker team had nine seniors on that team that had played together most of their lives. They finished the season 31-7, the most wins in Russell County school history, and Madam Speaker I want to say that state championship game was in Louisville KY against St. Xavier which is one of the largest high schools in the state.

It's about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Russell County to Louisville. 95% of the crowd was from the small county of Russell County. This community is proud of this baseball team and they're great accomplishment.

I want to commend them for a tremendous baseball season.

Madam speaker, I yield back.