Bell Seeks to Win Title on Home Field
Each of the eight Atlantic League teams will be represented in the 2016 Home Run Derby prior to the Atlantic League All-Star Game and Farm Show on Wednesday, July 13 at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, it was announced today.
The host Lancaster Barnstormers have selected third baseman Josh Bell as their participant. The switch hitting Bell tops the 2016 Barnstormers squad with 10 home runs for the season.
Other contestants in the derby will be first baseman Jose Cuevas (Bridgeport), outfielder Anthony Vega (Long Island), designated hitter Craig Maddox (New Britain), first baseman Bryan LaHair (Somerset), outfielder Jamar Walton (Southern Maryland), catcher Travis Scott (Sugar Land) and second baseman Andres Perez (York).
All but Cuevas and Perez are left-handed batters.
Each contestant will remain at the plate until 10 outs are recorded. The top four from the first round will compete again under the same rules, with no carryover of scores from the preceding round. From there, the field will be whittled to two to compete for the Home Run Derby crown.
The competition will begin at 5:30. Gates for the All-Star Game and Farm Show open at 5:00.