Dracut Major Baseball League held its annual Home Run Derby and All Star Games at Dillon McAnespie Park. Every player in the league was invited to take part in the hitting contest. Each participant was given 10 swings and awarded points based on where the ball landed in the outfield or over the fence. The top 10 players advanced to the finals. Ryan Talbot was crowned the Home Run King. Nick Kacavas finished second, followed Cam McCullough.
The All Star game featured the top four players from each team, with the East made by up by the White Sox, Braves, Red Sox and two players from the Mets. The West team was made up of the Dodgers, Mariners, Orioles and two players from the Mets. The extra hitting the boys took during the Home Run Derby must have warmed up their bats because the East squad beat the West 18-14 in an exciting and explosive offensive game.
Thanks to Major League President Steve Talbot, league sponsors, China Maxim, Shea Concrete, Cyr Lumber Company, Union Installation Inc., Findacure.org, Dracut Auto Butler and Talbot Roofing, and to French's Catering for supplying refreshments. Special thanks to all the families, volunteers and coaches for helping out with this fun-filled day, as well as the Dracut High School baseball players who served up all the home run balls during the derby.