There was plenty of power at Cassidy Park Fields in Medway as area 11-12 year olds put on an electric display of hitting in the first annual Exelon Power Hitting Team Contest.
Held July 12 at the close of the annual Tondorf Baseball Tournament, the Exelon Power Hitting Contest was won by the Dover-Sherborn team, which defeated a field of eight towns. Dover-Sherborn was led by Hans Heer, who led the power parade with six home runs.
Exelon Generation, which owns and operates the Medway Generating Station on Summer Street in Medway, sponsored the event, which was run by Medway Youth Baseball. “We held a similar fundraising home run contest earlier this year and it was a huge success,” said Dave Corbett of Medway Youth Baseball. “Exelon Generation stepped up and helped us put together a terrific event to close out the tournament. It proved to be a valuable partnership – the sponsorship was great and the kids were really impressive. With good community sponsors we hope to continue to hold events like this.”
More than 200 people attended the Power Hitting Contest, which featured teams from Ashland, Bellingham, Dover-Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway and Mendon.
“The kids, parents and community came out and had a great, action-packed day on the field in Medway,” said Kevin Thornton, Regional Communications Manager “Exelon is really excited to continue future partnerships with Medway Youth Baseball.”
The Contest was open to players who had hit a home run during the 10-game regular season. Players got 10 swings with home runs worth five points, and warning track hits two.
In addition to the team contest, players having the top five scores advanced to the individual finals. Individual finalists included Hans Heer and Jordan Carolan of Dover-Sherborn, Kevin Balewicz and Dylan Ibbitson from Holliston, and Tate Pike from Bellingham. Ibbitson won the grand prize of a big screen TV, Tate Pike earned the runner-up prize and Jordan Carolan earned third place.
All participants were provided a T-shirt and players and their families enjoyed music from DJ Tony and ice cream from Medway’s TC Scoops.