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Posted on: May 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Local batters win glory in home run derby competition

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PHOTO #1: Winners of the home run derby competition hosted by Parks & Recreation pose for a group photo May 20 during the Riverside Stadium 75th anniversary celebration.

Wide shot of people playing baseballPHOTO #2: Young athletes from local Little League teams take part in a youth showcase May 21 as part of the Riverside Stadium 75th anniversary celebration.

PHOTO #3: City leaders helped to catch balls May 20 during the home run derby competition that was hosted by Parks & Recreation as part of the Riverside Stadium 75th anniversary celebration. Shown from left are Assistant City Manager Darrek Ferrell, City Manager Jesús A. Garza and Assistant City Manager Mike Etienne.

Thirty residents put their batting skills to the test in the home run derby competition that was hosted by Parks & Recreation on May 20 as part of the Riverside Stadium 75th anniversary celebration.

Prizes were given to the athletes who hit the most home runs in each division.

Three people wearing Riverside Stadium shirts and holding ball glovesAdult women’s division

  • First: Desiree Camacho

Adult men’s division

  • First: Steven Ellis
  • Second (tied): Alex Mendieta
  • Second (tied): Ben Hilbig
  • Third: Roger Arambula

Teen girls’ division

  • First: Azilee Leita

Teen boys’ division

  • First: Jayk Garcia
  • Second: Adrian Aleman
  • Third: AJ Alema

The celebration continued May 21 with a youth showcase, skills competitions and live music.

To learn more about Parks & Recreation events and programs, visit www.victoriatx.gov/parks or follow Victoria Parks and Recreation on Facebook.

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