Marana Little League standout Jayson Veit connected on 47 home runs to win the Little League Home Run Derby held in Williamsport on Thursday.
Veit powered his way into the Little League Home Run Derby by finishing second at the West Region contest held in Seattle on July 23. He was one of eight finalists and he brought home the championship in the contest televised by ESPN.
Jayson Veit (Marana, Ariz.) got plenty of licks in on his way to the T-Mobile @LittleLeague HR Derby title 😅 ⚾ @SCNext | #LLWS pic.twitter.com/jQ4Y7yU423
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