SBNII Home Run Champion Mike Vitulli |
Saturday, August 25, 2007
6:30pm to 11:00pm
"Under the Lights"
Eisenhower Park - Field D
All profits are going to:
Schneider Children's Hospital
HOME RUN DERBY II - RECAP
Saturday, August 25th at 6:30pm HomeRun Derby II to benefit the Schneider's Children Hospital got under way. Unlike the 1st derby a couple of weeks ago, the weather was perfect.
With the HR Derby growing in popularity, News12 was down to give the benefit a bit more exposure. Special thanks to Rob Furious for making this happen.
The 1st round consisted of 10 swings in a 5 minute time limit. If anybody stood out in this round, it had to be the show Joe DaSilva put on, 10 pitches, 10 balls deposited over the fence!
The following rounds went by rather quickly, as the field dwindled.
A few players brought their own pitchers, but it was mostly Kush and Leelum doing the majority of the pitching... Special thanks to those guys, their unselfishness was appreciated by all.
Clear stand outs were Brian "the Truth" Allen, Pistol Pete Santana, Matt Karlin, Brian Sheehy and Mike "Hollywood" Corda, but in the end Joe DaSilva and Mike Vitulli squared off in the Finals.
After a coin flip Mike V. was first up... After a slow start to the round, he picked it up and put a respectable 4 HRs on the board. The tension grew when Joe DaSilva came to the plate, he could easily hit 5 home runs but after a long muggy night did he have enough in his tank?... After hitting a couple out, Joe was down to his final swings and fell short. Congrats to Mike V. and thanks to everyone that made the event possible, after all the bills were paid, we raised over $1,500 for Schneider Children's hospital.
Very special thanks to Chrissy (Kush's girl) for the awesome scorekeeping.
See you next season... HR Derby III (April 2008)