12u CHAMPION -2016 NATIONAL -ME NIC FRINK

Nic Frink Crowned 12U Home Run Derby Champion, Blasts 21 Home Runs in Finals

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Nic Frink was crowned the 12U Rookies Home Run Derby Champion on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The Maine native, who advanced to the finals as the wild card, hit an astounding 21 home runs in the final round to claim the title.

“Hitting first was kind of tough,” Frink said on what was going through his mind entering the finals. “You never know what they’re going to do behind you. I just tried to hit my best.” Frink strung together consecutive home run streaks of three, three, five, two, three and three before finally recording 15 outs. His five straight stood as the longest among the four 12U finalists in the finals round.

Frink was awarded for the furthest home run in the finals (377’) and most overall home runs (31).
He also received the Colossus of Clout Award for the longest overall home run (377’). The award is a replica of and named after the moniker given to the 40-inch, 54-ounce bat Babe Ruth used in game play from 1916-22.

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As the first of four finalists, Frink set the bar high for Nehomar Ochoa, Blake Mitchell and Derek Hernandez. Ochoa went second and blasted eight home runs. He also took home the award for most consecutive home runs with seven straight in the preliminary round.

Mitchell hit third and, despite topping Ochoa’s eight, fell short of the 21 by Frink. Hernandez completed the round by tying Ochoa’s eight blasts. He switched bats with three outs remaining, proving to be a difference, as he hit four straight before recording another out.

Hernandez was given the award for most preliminary round home runs (18).

mitchell-1-post Mitchell hit third and, despite topping Ochoa’s eight, fell short of the 21 by Frink. Hernandez completed the round by tying Ochoa’s eight blasts. He switched bats with three outs remaining, proving to be a difference, as he hit four straight before recording another out.
hernandez-1-post Hernandez was given the award for most preliminary round home runs (18).
Written by Josh Yonis

 

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