Home Run Derby
DESCRIPTION: The Home Run Derby is a contest among participants to hit the most home runs.
- This event will be scheduled in (4) divisions: early youth female (EYF) 6th-8th grade, early youth male (EYM) 6th-8th grade, senior youth female (SYF) 9th-12th grade, and senior youth male (SYM) 9th-12th grade.
- Competition is open to any number of participants from a district, if that district so desires. Participants must be in the 6th-12th grade by the time of Celebrate Life in May. Some districts may choose to have a predetermined method of choosing their participants prior to RCL. Otherwise, the competition field will be available to the districts prior to the official competition.
- Participants arriving 15 minutes after the competition start time maybe disqualified.
- Each district will garner grand trophy points with the highest scoring individual from each district per division receiving 1st place and the 11th place individual from each district per division receiving the least (each district may only receive one place per division).
- A home run is defined as a ball hit in the air in “fair play” beyond the following distances for each of the following divisions:
- SYM–250 Feet
- EYM–210 Feet
- SYF–140 Feet
- EYF–110 Feet
- Baseballs shall be used for the boys division and softballs for the girls division.
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own bat. However, bats will be provided at RCL.
- There shall be one round of play per each division. Subsequent rounds per division will be used as tiebreakers (5 swings in the tie breaker round).
- Each participant gets ten “outs” to hit as many home runs as possible, where an “out” is defined as any swing that is not a home run. Each participant shall receive a 3 “out” warm-up, but may choose to begin prior to using all 3 “outs.”
- Marker flags are to be used for each contestant in round #1, marking their furthest hit. If no homeruns occur during round #1, the markers determine 1-11 with no tie breaker round needed.
- Pitchers will be provided for both men’s and women’s events.
- The participants or coaches for each division musts hag balls during their competition hour.