Plainview’s Dylan Banner, 12, who’s 11U Plainview Hawks team was competing for the New York State Little League Championship upstate in Greenbush/Castleton, Albany, won the Homerun Derby. He beat out 15 other participants from all over the state, including teams from Staten Island, New Rochelle, Guilderland, Plattsburgh, Central Amherst, Garden City and Maine-Endwell.
Dylan hit 11 homeruns in 18 swings, with the next closest player belting five. The Plainview slugger smashed baseballs over the 210’ fence, some measuring from 250’-275’. The Hawks team, which won District 32 and Section 4 East Championship, finished 2-2 in the state tourney and were one of four teams remaining when their quest ended. This was the team’s second consecutive trip to the Wlliamsport State tourney, last year finishing New York state runner up at 10U.
Congratulations to the players, their coaches and families on a great Williamsport run and as always, go Hawks.