• The following format will only be used for the Home Run Derby Finale.
  • Top four (4) finishers in each Home Run Derby Series event will qualify to compete in the finale.
  • All participants will be seeded in their respective position in the bracket based on their placing in the other event qualifiers and compete in a double elimination style bracket.

 

The following rules will be set for each Home Run Derby Event.

Home Run Derby Rules.
  • Participants must check-in at the appropriate check-in time and be warmed up and ready to hit by the appropriate start time.  Please use batting cages to get warmed up and stay off fields.
  • Time starts on first pitch.
  • Ball must land before next ball is pitched.
  • Any fair ball that lands over the line, on the fly in fair territory is a home run.
  • No metal cleats.
  • Pitching machines will be used.  Pitching speeds and distances from plate will be set by age group.
Approximate home run line distance – Baseball
  • 11U: 190′
  • 12U: 200′
  • 13U: 220′
  • 14U: 240′

 

1st Round & 2nd Round

  • All participants receive 1:15 to hit as many home runs as possible.
  • Any ball that lands over the designated fence, on the fly in fair territory is a home run.
  • At the end of the 2nd round the top 4 participants with the most total home runs will advance to the final round.

Final Round

  • The 4 participants receive 1:30 to hit as many home runs as possible.
  • Batting order will be determined by total Home Runs hit in first and second rounds with the lowest total number hitting first.
  • Any ball that lands over the designated distance, on the fly in fair territory is a home run.
  • At the end of the Final Round, the participant with the most total home runs (combined totals from 1st, 2nd, and Final rounds) is the event champion.
  • Awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place.
  • All participants in the final round will qualify to the Home Run Derby Finale.

Tie-Breakers

Should there be a tie between two or more participants at the end of any round that would determine advancement to the next round or the final champion, the following tie breaking procedure will be used:

  • In the event of a tie at the end of the first, second, or final round, there will be a swing-off between the participants who are tied that will determine which participant advances (after 1st or 2nd rounds) or wins (after final round).
  • Each participant will receive three (3) additional swings at a time, the contestant with the most home runs after the three (3) additional swings OR furthest hit will win the tiebreaker.
  • Tie-breaking home runs do not count towards total home runs.

Home Run Derby Events

Baseball
  • April 26 2024
  • 11U- 14U
  • Des Moines Metro Ballparks
Enter for a chance to compete in the Home Run Derby finale. Top 4 qualify to finale. | 1st and 2nd place in event are awarded. | 20 participants per age group. | All classifications are welcomed. | 3 Rounds
April 26 2024
  • 11U- 14U
  • Des Moines Metro Ballparks
Enter for a chance to compete in the Home Run Derby finale. Top 4 qualify to finale. | 1st and 2nd place in event are awarded. | 20 participants per age group. | All classifications are welcomed. | 3 Rounds
Baseball
Easton Hype Tour sponsored event
  • May 17 2024
  • 11U-14U
  • Des Moines Metro Ballpark
Enter for a chance to compete in the Home Run Derby finale. Top 4 qualify to finale. | 1st and 2nd place in event are awarded. | 20 participants per age group. | All classifications are welcomed. | 3 Rounds
May 17 2024
Easton Hype Tour sponsored event
  • 11U-14U
  • Des Moines Metro Ballpark
Enter for a chance to compete in the Home Run Derby finale. Top 4 qualify to finale. | 1st and 2nd place in event are awarded. | 20 participants per age group. | All classifications are welcomed. | 3 Rounds
Baseball
Fundraiser event for the Iowa Patriots Folds of Honor Foundation.
Part of proceeds will be donated to Foundation.
  • May 24 2024
  • 11U-14U
  • Des Moines Metro Ballpark
Enter for a chance to compete in the Home Run Derby finale. Top 4 qualify to finale. | 1st and 2nd place in event are awarded. | 20 participants per age group. | All classifications are welcomed. | 3 Rounds
May 24 2024
Fundraiser event for the Iowa Patriots Folds of Honor Foundation.
Part of proceeds will be donated to Foundation.
  • 11U-14U
  • Des Moines Metro Ballpark
Enter for a chance to compete in the Home Run Derby finale. Top 4 qualify to finale. | 1st and 2nd place in event are awarded. | 20 participants per age group. | All classifications are welcomed. | 3 Rounds
Baseball
  • July 28 2024
  • 11U-14U
  • Des Moines Metro Ballparks
Enter for a chance to compete in the Home Run Derby finale. Top 4 qualify to finale. | 1st and 2nd place in event are awarded. | 20 participants per age group. | All classifications are welcomed. | 3 Rounds
July 28 2024
  • 11U-14U
  • Des Moines Metro Ballparks
Enter for a chance to compete in the Home Run Derby finale. Top 4 qualify to finale. | 1st and 2nd place in event are awarded. | 20 participants per age group. | All classifications are welcomed. | 3 Rounds