FAIRMONT, West Virginia – Owen Music not only won the Fairmont Little League Home Run Derby earlier this year, but he also won the Home Run Derby at the West Virginia Little League State Tournament this summer.
The 24 long balls he threw in the state tournament earned him a spot in a national home run competition.
On Monday, Music was performing home runs at Mary Lou Retton Park as part of the national T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby competition.
âIt was awesome. We put in a lot of time, coming onto the courts, hitting and all. We probably hit about 400 pitches here,â Music said. âI’ve watched so many Home Run derbies from MLB, and doing the Home Run derbies here and in the US, they were all amazing, and getting all this T-Mobile stuff, and everything was just out of this world.
The music blew up 22 circuits on Monday.
But where that places it relative to the rest of the competition remains to be seen.
In order to compete, Music and Fairmont Little League recorded its three rounds.
All eight contestants in this year’s T-Mobile Little League Home Run Derby have until the end of October to submit their round videos to the judges.
The music reached seven in the first round, ten in the second and finished with five more in the third round.