Male Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month: Marana Little League slugger Jayson Veit 

Jayson Veit holding the Little League Home Run Derby championship trophy in Williamsport, Pa. (Veit family photo)

Marana Little League standout Jayson Veit connected on 47 home runs to win the Little League Home Run Derby held in Williamsport, Pa., on Aug. 27.

The feat merits Veit the Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month for August.

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.

Veit hit 17 home runs in ninety seconds in the semifinals

Earlier in the summer, Veit led Marana to the District 5 Little League championship.


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February 2022: Sunnyside wrestler Sergio Vega

March 2022: Walden Grove baseball player Milo Rushford

April 2022: Cienega volleyball player Derrick Vargas

May 2022: CDO baseball player Austin Madsen

June 2022: CDO and Central Arizona College baseball standout Kiko Romero

July 2022: Nogales infielder Demetrio Crisantes

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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