HR Derby

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Homerun Derby

Hitting Dingers since 2012

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We brought back Domingo Ayala and Bigger Prizes than Ever!
Sunday November 8th 5pm-9pm During the Check-in Party in Frisco at Bacchus Park

This is your chance to hit bombs! This year we have a really cool format and bigger prizes than ever for each grade. Step and show us what you got and win an incredible prize package valued at more than $300!  Players will qualify during the day and the top 10 will advance to put on a show of power in front of the crowd at night. And of course get heckled by Domingo

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Finalists

6th Grade

Logan Cheng Frisco-Fowler
Brandt Corley Lovejoy-Sloan Creek
Brian Hallum Plano-Robinson
Jayson Jones Aubrey-NavoMS
Marco Lavrinovich Plano-Renner Winner
Nick Mesquita Allen-Curtis
Austin Rogers Prosper-Rogers MS
Jackson Schoolcraft Frisco-Trent
Logan Sparks Frisco-Hunt
Luke Voorhies Allen-Ereckson

 

7th Grade

Jacob Diaz McKinney-Faubion
Cade Irwin TheColony-Lakeview
Bryce Johnson Mckinney-Evans
Alex Johnson Frisco-Clark
Jack Lehman Frisco-Vandeventer
Ethan Long Frisco-Wester
Hayden Schafer Frisco-Trent
Ezekiel Skinner Plano-Murphy
Michael (Peyton) Sutherland Allen-Ereckson
Cade Womack Frisco-Stafford – Winner!

 

8th Grade

Tanner Benson Frisco-Stafford
Corbin Dennis Frisco-Staley
Andrew Duvall Frisco-Trent
Michael Foreman Celina-Celina Middle School
Tristen Gentry Mckinney-Cockrill
Rexin Lucas Frisco-Clark
Christian Teran Frisco-Roach – Winner
Billy Jr. Trujillo Frisco-Roach
Nate Wodka Allen-Ereckson
Kyler Heyne Frisco-Roach
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Amazing Prize Package 

Home Run Derby Champs win an incredible prize package valued at more than $300 from our partners including Varo Baseball. Is your player the ultimate MSM Bomber? 

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Special Guest Domingo Ayala!

We convinced Domingo Ayala to take a break from his very successful beisbol academy and are flying him in to give his wisdom to the players in ways that only Domingo Ayala is capable of. Come out and meet Domingo, get an autograph and get some great insights on the best way to hit for average, hit bombs and develop the perfect way to start your ‘at-bat’ . If you don’t know who Domingo is, your kids probably do (and you semi-pro).

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New Format: Qualification and Finals

We have improved the format this year to make the finals more action packed. All players must qualify during the day (1pm-3pm come and go) and the top 10 make it to the finals to showcase their power in front of the crowd at the check in party.

 Each batter will get 5 outs (+two warm up cuts). A pitcher will BP pitch the balls and you hit the dingers! Every swing that is not a home run is an out. We will also have a ‘deep zone’, this will be an area marked off that will get you an additional point and will not count as an out. These ‘deep zone’ points will also be used to break ties or determine a winner if no one goes yard. You do not have to swing at every pitch but you can’t stand up there all night either.

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Limit: 50 Batters per Grade – If your grade is not available we are sold out.

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You Have Questions – We Have Answers (we hope)

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Homeruns are cool, and we want to see what you got!. We will be moving up the plate for 6th and 7th graders (this will cause an expanded foul line too!). Exact distance is to be determined…but if you got power, you will get it over. For 8th graders it will me 225 at the corners and 275 center field. Again, plate will be moved up for 6th and 7th grade.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is this crazy ‘Deep Zone’ you mention? ” open=”false”]This is purely a tiebreaker thing and helps us avoid a long hit off.

We will have a series of cones in the out field just short of the fence that we call the ‘Deep Zone’. If you make it out there you get one ‘Deep Zone’ point and it does not count as an out. These points are used to break a tie but they never trump a homerun.

Example 1. If you get 1 HR and 8 deep zone points. Anyone with 2 HR’s is ahead of your regardless of how many DZPs they have.

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No, sorry. We will have staffed pitchers. This helps us keep things moving and throwing BP well is an art. We had tried that in 2013 and we spent too much time getting new pitchers in and out and it would take a few pitches to hit their groove. So we decided not to carry that out this time.

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Still working on the prize package but we do know Varo Baseball  is contributing  – Maybe some Domingo swag too! Only champs get prizes this year. One prize per grade.

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Big red button on this page. Only 50 per grade. If your grade is not available then that means the slots are no longer available. You will not be able to sign up at the event. Pre pay only.

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Ten ($10) bucks!

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”When & Where?” open=”false”]Sunday November 8th at our Check in Party in Frisco Tx (also bigger than ever) at Baccus Park in Frisco, Tx from 5-9.

Qualifications happen during the day, at Baccus Park, from 12-3 (come and go) the best of the bombers come back to show off under the lights and slug it out to win the big prize. We will notify qualifiers by phone/text, email and update FB.

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No, sorry 🙁 Prepay only. Just so we know what to expect and how many pitchers to bring.

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Yes please.

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Interesting question 🙂 Any baseball bat will do and HOT BATS welcome. We want to you rip the covers off the ball!  So if you are on one of those teams that has parent roll bats…this is the event for you.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Why is there a qualification?” open=”false”]Because we went to almost midnight one year! 🙂

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No problem! Shoot us an email to help@MiddleSchoolMatchup.Com

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Limit: 50 Batters per Grade – If your grade is not available we are sold out.

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