KJ Scobey Announced on MLB Network
KJ Scobey Announced on MLB Network.
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KJ Scobey who is HB Sports only youth Factory Hitter, has been fighting all year to make it to the 2017 MLB All Star Games to hit in the PLAYBALL 12U National Home Run Derby.
The second annual Jr. Home Run Derby National Finals will be held at Marlins Park on Saturday, July 8th at 8:30 a.m.
The skills competition has provided thousands of kids, ages 14 and under, an opportunity to participate in a youth home run derby in more than 1,500 competitions across the United States.
The winners of the Jr. Home Run Derby contest will be recognized at the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Marlins Park on Monday, July 10th.
Here are the 2017 12U Jr. Home Run Derby National Finalists in which Scobey will compete against.
12u Age Division
Luziano Casados, Albuquerque, N.M.
Braylen Lee, Oakland, Ky.
RJ Ruais, McKinney, Texas
Dakota Thomas, Lincoln, Neb.
Hunter Tyson, Ocilla, Ga.
Jakob Schulz, Mercer Island, Wash.
KJ Scobey, Lakeland, Fla.
Nazier Mule, Paterson, N.J.
Excerpt From MLB.Com:
"Forty boys and girls from around the U.S. between the ages of 7 and 14 will compete during All-Star Week at Marlins Park, as Major League Baseball announced on Monday the finalists of its national youth skills competitions: the Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit & Run contest, and the second annual Jr. Home Run Derby.
Both competitions are part of the PLAY BALL initiative, the sport's largest effort to encourage young people and communities to participate in baseball or softball related activities, including leagues, events and casual forms of play. Finalists were announced on MLB Network and both competitions will be decided on the same playing field as the 88th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard."
Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com and a baseball writer since 1990. Follow him @Marathoner and read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com/blogs hub. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Watch KJ's Semi-Final Round in Jupiter Florida:
- Christopher Bastien