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Serra to Host
Jr Homerun Derby Contest
Welcome to the inaugural year of the
Major League Baseball® Jr. Home Run Derby hosted by Serra Little
League. We will be having a free competition for kids at Serra Park to show
their hitting abilities, with the opportunity of competing at a National Finals
during MLB® All-Star Week.
Boys and girls are divided into
two age divisions: 12U and 14U, and will have the chance to advance through
three levels of competition. The Local Champions from both age divisions will
advance to the Regional Level, and the Regional Champions will advance to the
National Finals, which will take place during the 2016 MLB® All-Star
Week in San Diego, CA in mid-July.
All participants must bring a
copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a
registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. Forms can be
printed out at
JrHRD. For questions concerning the competition,
please contact Nelson Chung at
Saturday, May 21
Time : 2:30 PM (After the
Location: Serra #1
Eligibility: Participants must be a registered player in
Serra Little League.
Order: 12-Under Division
will compete first, followed by the 14-Under Division
Age Determination: Age is based on the child's birthday as of
July 17, 2016.
Equipment Rules: 1) Bats may not
exceed34 inches in length, 2) bat barrel may not exceed 2 and 5/8 inches, 3)
bat BPF may not excceed 1.15
The champions information will be submitted to the
- Pitches will be delivered from a pitching
- Speed of pitches will be 40 mph.
- Each batter will have 3 pitches to calibrate the
pitching machine location before their at-bat and will not be able to adjust
- First round - each batter will receive 10 pitches
- Hitter with the most homeruns at the end of any
round, wins the competition. e.g. If one player hits 10 home runs in round one,
and no other player matches that total, that player wins the competition.
- If there is a tie between players with the most
home runs at the completion of a round, those players will advance to a
subsequent time breaker round. Only the players who tied for the most home runs
in a round advance to a tie breaker round.
- If a tie breaker round is required, players
advancing to the first tie breaker round will receive 5 pitches. (Allowing for
pitching machine adjustment, 3 pitches). If a second tie breaker round is
required, players will receive 3 pitches. If a 3rd tie breaker round is
required, players will receive 1 pitch. Subsequent rounds will provide 1 pitch
to each player in a sudden-death format.
- All players in a round will receive their full
allotment of pitches for that round, unless there is no mathematical chance of
them tying or exceeding the number of home runs hit by a competitor in that
- All rules are subject to change at the discretion
of the derby organizer.
Jr. HRD Headquarters will provide Regional Competition
information to all Local Competition Champions, and participants must confirm
their spots to attend. Regional Competitions will be located throughout the
United States (8-10 sites) on pre-determined dates and locations.
Please note: Local Competition Champions are responsible for their own travel
arrangements to Regional Competitions. Serra Little League is not responsible
for travel costs to any round.
For more information you can go to
Snack shack will
be open and Serra gear will be available for sale for the tournament.
Board members will be available to talk about volunteer opportunities.