Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Trenton's Lopez takes Derby crown

Outslugs Alibamu's Rodriguez to capture title

The Trenton Traffic are having a tough time keeping pace in a loaded National League East despite a good record. But their catcher had little trouble in taking home his first Home Run Derby championship during this year's event.

Vasco Lopez beat out Montgomery DH Vladimir Rodriguez with a final round score of 9-7 to win the season 10 Home Run Derby held at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Lopez finished the event with a total of 33 homeruns while Rodriguez finished with 27.

Though he wasn't able to capture the title, Rodriguez did capture one of the longest homeruns of the evening when he blasted one an estimated 500-feet. But even that moonshot fell just short of Atlanta's Stan Starr and his monstrous 503-foot blast.

Vasco Lopez
Age: 30B/T: S/R
Born: Chester, VA
Position(s): C
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