Everett plays host to T-Mobile 2023 Little League Home Run Derby

The 2023 Everett T-Mobile Home Run Derby participants. (Photo by Kathleen Mason)

T-mobile and Everett Little League teamed up for the first time and had a ball this weekend at Sacramone Park.

Since 2019, T-mobile set out to enhance the little league experience across the country, setting up shop and putting on a show in the form of a home run derby with the host communities youth athletes.

“The T-mobile Little League Home Run Derby has been an incredible opportunity for children all across the United States to step onto the field and swing just like their heroes. Thanks to this unique opportunity, children now get to experience the Little League program in a unique and different way,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO.

Luke Wood (above), of the Red Sox, topped the the Everett T-mobile home run derby. (Photo by Kathleen Mason)

The national tournament, taking place February through September across the USA, will culminate with the four participants with the most total home runs hit in their respective regional competitions advancing to the championship round in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The 2023 championship round will be aired nationally on ESPN.

Everett’s champion, 11-year-old Luke Wood of the Red Sox, led the way with 4 home runs, including a 205-footer. If his four dingers hold up in the national tournament, Wood could be one of the four headed down to swing for the fences in Pennsylvania later this year.

As an added perk this season, host cities also received equipment donations from T-mobile.

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