Major League Baseball recently selected 40 youth baseball and softball players to compete in its national youth skills competitions — the Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit & Run and the Jr. Home Run Derby.
Among the selections was 10-year-old Sam Rosand, a Georgetown resident who ended up finishing in second place in his age group. Part of the league’s All-Star Week at Marlins Park in Florida, the events featured four divisions between ages 7 and 14.
“Watching the MLB players so close up in the home-run derby makes me want to become an MLB player more than ever,” the young slugger wrote in an email to The Current.
While Rosand enjoyed competing, the highlight of his time in Miami was catching a fly ball ripped by Kansas City Royals slugger Mike Moustakas during the MLB’s Home Run Derby.