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Jr. Home Run Derby

Join us Saturday, June 11 at First National Bank Field for our first annual Jr. Home Run Derby! As part of Play Ball Weekend, the Jr. Home Run Derby will feature two divisions: 12U and 14U. The winners of each division will qualify for the Regional Jr. Home Run Derby (to be hosted at a location TBD) and have the chance to advance all the way to the All-Star Game in Los Angeles!

DATE: Saturday, June 11, 2022
LOCATION: First National Bank Field 408 Bellemeade Street, Greensboro
TIME: Gates open at 8:30am and the event starts at 9:00am
ENTRANCE: Through the main gate on Bellemeade Street
PARKING: Available in the Edgeworth Street lot and Eugene Street parking deck

CONTEST DETAILS:
• Each participant receives two (2) minutes or 15 pitches (whichever comes first) to hit as many home runs as possible
• Pitches will be delivered by pitching machine
• 12U - 50 mph, 35 feet from home plate
• 14U - 60 mph, 45 feet from home plate
• Two (2) rounds where the top four (4) participants in each age group from the first round advance to the final round
• The scores are reset to zero (0) and the finalists repeat the structure from the first round
• The participant who hits the most home runs in each group during the final round will be crowned champion
• The tie-breaker in any round is a hit-off with 10 pitches or two (2) minutes (whichever comes first)
• Participants must bring their own bat and helmet (helmets are required)