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Hometown hitter details

The TinCaps provided further details for the "hometown hitter" contest.

Sunday, one hitter from each SAC school will participate in a home run hitting contest following the TinCaps game at Parkview Field. The winner advances to the finals June 5 for the chance to compete in the Midwest League home run derby June 21 at Parkview Field.

Players will be allowed ten outs to hit as many home runs as possible. Any swing that is not a home run will be an out. Former Fort Wayne Wizard and 1994 Midwest League All-Star Javier DeJesus will be pitching to the players during each of the qualifying rounds. Future qualifying rounds will be held May 16 (ACAC and Canterbury) and May 23 (NHC and Blackhawk Christian).

"We are excited to have the opportunity to provide this unique experience to the high school players in this area," TinCaps President Mike Nutter said in a statement. "This is truly a once in a lifetime chance for a player to not only be named the top power hitter in this city, but go up against the best of the best from the Midwest League in June."