Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/10/13
Pete Lepak RedSoxLife Contributing Writer New Britain, CT- New Britain Stadium was the site of the annual Minor League Homerun Derby, and Portland Sea Dog's own Michael Almanzar took place in the hackfest. The Minor League Derby has different rules than your traditional MLB Homerun Derby, as the distance you hit the ball gives you points; the farther it goes, the more points you score. Over 18 players participated in the event, from Minor Leaguers from the East and West Division and assorted ESPN personalities. There was even a high schooler from New Britain High and a policeman, Matt Marrino, who took some swings. When it was all over, Bowie's Caleb Joseph scored 210 points to take the trophy. But it didn't happen without any drama. Harrisburg's Steven Souza, Jr hit four homeruns and needed one more dinger on his last pitch to get the win. He reached back and gave it a drive, but the ball dropped just short of the wall, sealing the victory for Joseph. Plenty of fans were in ...
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