Fairfax Baseball honors teammate serving his country

By Ross Lippman | rlippman@nexstar.tv

Published 06/18 2014 11:01PM

Updated 06/18 2014 11:47PM

Burlington, VT--

With one final out this past Saturday, the Fairfax Bullets capped off a perfect season with a VPA Division III State Championship. 

It was the ultimate 'complete' season, but not the complete Fairfax team. One member of the program, shortstop Jared Quick couldn't be with his teammates Saturday. 

"We want to win this for him, he left a couple weeks ago for basic training to serve our country." said Farifax player Zac Roy. "We wanted to do that for him."

Quick may not have been there in person, but he was definitely there in spirit. His jersey, and a celebrity like cardboard poster accompanied the team throughout their entire playoff run. 

"I know he'll be very proud of his team." said Jared's mother Kelly Quick. "He's always been one of them and always will be."

The starting pitcher in the Championship effort, Alex Chapman, is close friends with Quick. After a post-game towel of shaving cream to the face, Chapman knew Quick had something pretty special waiting for him when he comes home.

"We did this for him. We want him to come home in August with a trophy and a medal."

Jarred's state championship medal is in the safe hands of his mom Kelly. She'll be sending it to him, along with a letter. 

"I'll make sure I mail it to him, and they look out for him every time. It's a wonderful team. I'm glad they won."

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