MALONE, NY – Tommy Kretzler has added his name into the Empire League records book as he wins the 2023 Empire Baseball League Home Run Derby contest.

Kreztler had an impressive round hitting 17 home runs to surpass teammate Aidan Safar who hit 14 in the first round.

He then would advance to the second round and hit 9 home runs to clinch his spot in the finals versus Malone Border Hounds Wataru Kumagai who got on a hot streak to enter the finals.

Kretzler then defeated Wataru Kumagai in the finals by hitting 6 home runs in 5 outs while Kumagai finished with only 2 homers in 5 outs, to become this years home run derby champion.

It was an exciting even all around for players of all teams who participated in it. We got a little rain but fans stuck around and witnessed the most homers in any Empire League Home Run Derby history!

Tommy won an Empire League bat and also a $100 Gift Card to Donovans Steak & Ale in Malone, NY.

Article By Empire Media