2017 Derby Champs:
GRADE SCHOOL DIVISION —– ERIK PONGRATZ (3 HOMERS)
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION —– JAKE STEIDL (6) …repeat winner from 2016
YOUNGER ADULT DIVISION —– MICHAEL HULL (9)… repeat winner from 2015
OLDER ADULT DIVISION (36+) —–JERRY SCHMITT (5)
The 2017 WMLL HR DERBY was held at Noon on Oct. 15, to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to fund research for a cure for blood cancers. This annual event was started by former WMLL player, Marco Mascitti, and has raised over $5000 for this all-important research. Marco’s dad, Jason, a former WMLL coach and sponsor, is a double survivor having successfully battled leukemia and lymphoma. Jason, Julie, Evan and Marco Mascitti were on hand to help support this year’s event. 48 batters participated this year with half “walking up” to register the day of the event.
NEW FOR 2017 ….. A separate bracket for contestants age 36 and over (age as of 10-1-17). Coming in 2018… a MOM’S division