By: Drew Waters
The rules for the 2016 Crushin' for Carson! Home Run Derby are as follows:
Professional prospects and hitters will use wood bats.
15-18U players will use wood bats.
8-14U players will use any bat of their choosing.
Hitters will have the chance to hit as many pitches as possible within a 2 minute clock countdown. (Next pitch will not be thrown until previous batted ball lands on the ground).
A home run over the Field 1 outfield fence shall count as 1 home run for 15-18U+ contestants. A home run over the Field 2 outfield fence shall count as 1 home run for 13-14U contestants. A home run over the Field 3 outfield fence shall count as 1 home run for 11-12U contestants. A “fence” line will be installed for ages 8-10 at the distance of 175 feet. A home run over the installed line/flags shall count as 1 home run for 8-10U contestants.
The top 3 home run hitters (by number of home runs) on each field in the preliminary round will advance to the semi-final round.
Each hitter will get a 2 minute clock countdown in the semi-final round. (Next pitch will not be thrown until previous batted ball lands on the ground).
“Fence” lines will be installed for contestants ages 8-10, 11-12, and 13-14 participating in the semifinals along with the 15-18+/PRO contestants. “Fence” distances in the finals will be as follows:
8-10U – 175 feet // 11-12U – 225 feet // 13-14U – 300 feet
15-18+/PRO – Actual Field #1 fence
Each hitter in the finals will get one (1) continuous round of pitches totaling ten (10) outs. An out is defined as any swing resulting in a non-home run outcome.
One home run derby champion will be named who hits the most home runs in the final round of competition. NOTE: Semi-final home run tallies do not carry over. The contest resets in the finals.
In the event of a tie in any round, a five (5) swing playoff between the participants will determine the hitter that will advance (most home runs within the 5 swing playoff decides).
Save your spot in the derby. RSVP today! And be sure to bring your CASH payment on November 7th.
Date – Monday November 7, 2016
Location- Aviation Sports Complex (455 Aviation Road, Marietta, GA 30060)
5:30pm – Home Run Derby Registration* (9-18U + Adult divisions)
*Spots limited to first 105 participants
6:00pm – Preliminary derby rounds begin (all ages/all fields)
6:00pm - 50/50 Raffle begins / Silent Auction begins
7:45pm – Semifinal derby round begins on Field #1
8:45pm – Final derby round begins on Field #1
Cost: please bring CASH payment
$10 – Event Admission (Adults & Children)
$10 – Additional fee for entry into the Home Run Derby (prelims)