Youth, ages 7 through 14 braved the cold and windy weather on April 10th, 2017 at Plum Creek Sports Complex to compete in the Jr. Home Run Derby and the Scotts Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions hosted by the Seward Optimist Club.
Dakota Thomas, winner of the 12 and Under Seward Optimist Local MLB Jr. Home Run Derby Contest, competed in the regional competition on June 4th at Royals Stadium in Kansas City. He won an all expenses paid trip to the Florida Marlins Stadium in Miami, FL. He was 1 of 8 finalists to compete nationally. Congratulations, Dakota.