Marana Little League standout Jayson Veit is one of eight finalists at the Little League Home Run Derby in Williamsport

Jayson Veit. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Marana Little League standout Jayson Veit hit a home run to help lead Marana past Canyon View to capture the District 5 championship in June and he powered his way into the Little League Home Run Derby by finishing second at the West Region contest held in Seattle.

Jayson Veit at the West Region competition. (T-Mobile Video)

Veit hit 22 home runs in T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners, on July 23 to earn one of the coveted eight spots at the 2022 Little League Home Run Derby held in Williamsport on Thursday.

ESPN will show the Home Run Derby on Friday, Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. local time. Check your local listings.


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