14u/15u CHAMPION 2016 NATIONAL – NY TRAVIS HONEYMAN

Honeyman Defeats Blaze Jordan in 14U/15U Home Run Derby

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Travis Honeyman became the 14U/15U Home Run Derby Champion on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The New York native hit 10 long balls in the final round to win the title.

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Honeyman, the middle batter of the round, recorded five outs before his first home run and seven outs before he found his swing. With seven outs, he hit four straight blasts to increase his total to five. Honeyman tied Hudson White’s eight home runs with his first of two consecutive blasts with 13 outs.

He took the lead on a 396-foot long ball over the major-league fence. Honeyman added a 10th home run on his final out.
Honeyman was awarded the Colossus of Clout Award for the furthest overall home run by a 15-year-old (405’). The award is a replica of and named after the moniker given to the 40-inch, 54-ouncebat Babe Ruth used in game play from 1916-22.

tx-white_hudson-tx2016-award-consecutive Hudson White began the round with three consecutive home runs after recording four outs, including a 372-footer over the major-league fence. By the time he had eight outs, he had recorded seven home runs, which ultimately secured him second place. White earned the award for most consecutive home runs with 11 straight blasts in the preliminary round.
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The player the crowd was most excited to see, Blaze Jordan, hit a 326-foot home run on his very first swing, showing signs that he would excite the crowd again. He hit a second long ball with two outs, but only managed to double his total by the time he reached 10 outs. Jordan finished with six in the final round.

Jordan received the Colossus of Clout Award for the furthest overall home run among the 15U division with his record-setting 503’ blast in the preliminary round. He was also awarded for the most overall home runs (30) and the most preliminary home runs (24).

Written by Josh Yonis

 

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