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The Home Run Derby
By Jen Chan
After an eventful night at the Veterans game, 7 of the veterans came back for the Home Run Derby. The teams consisted of 1 veteran player and a current player for each team. Each team hit as many balls as they could until 7 outs were made, the 7 outs consisted of balls that did not make it over the fence. The top 4 teams would move onto round 2 and the best 2 teams from there would move onto the final round.
Each team put in their best effort and there were many instances where the players made some comments regarding their hit or how out of shape they were. New Market ended up taking the overall win with 22 total home runs, Montezuma had 15, Broadway and Bridgewater were tied for 3rd with 12 total home runs, Clover Hill had 7, Stuarts Draft had 3, and Grottoes had 1 home run.
The evening took a different turn as there was a severe thunderstorm warning for the county and the All-Star Game was canceled, but the season is not over yet. The Reds and New Market have their final regular season game on Monday at 7:30 in New Market to determine 3rd and 4th seed. The standing as of now have Stuarts Draft in 1st, with Clover Hill in 2nd. The 5th, 6th, and 7th standings are as followed – Grottoes, Montezuma, and Broadway.
The stats for the derby are below.
Team 1 – Stuarts Draft – Ryan Cooper (0) + Terrell Thompson (3) = 3 home runs total
Team 2 – Montezuma – Beau Banglesdorf (2) + Tristan Gordon (6) = 8 home runs total
Team 3 – Bridgewater – Brian Bocock (2) + Noah Cornwell (6) = 8 home runs total
Team 4 – Broadway – Josh Veney (3) + Trent Abernathy (5) = 8 home runs total
Team 5 – Clover Hill – Jason Beale (4) + Cody Swisher (3) = 7 home runs total
Team 6 – New Market – Bill Harlow (0) + Connor Houser (9) = 9 home runs total
Team 7 - Grottoes – Daryl Lambert (1) + Dylan Nicely (0) = 1 home run total
Broadway – Josh Veney (1) + Trent Abernathy (3) = 4 home runs total
Bridgewater – Brian Bocock (2) + Noah Cornwell (2) = 4 home runs total
Montezuma – Beau Banglesdorf (2) + Tristan Gordon (3) = 5 home runs total
New Market – Bill Harlow (0) + Connor Houser (6) = 6 home runs total
Montezuma – Beau Banglesdorf (1) + Tristan Gordon (1) = 2 home runs total
New Market – Bill Harlow (0) + Connor Houser (7) = 7 home runs total
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