Next week, the Northwoods League will put a unique spin on a traditional event as it hosts a home run derby at Kenosha Harbor.
On Monday, July 18, the league will have nine batters from both the North and South divisions hit from a pier that overlooks Lake Michigan. To mark the exact dimensions of Kenosha’s Simmons Field, sailboats from the Kenosha Yacht Club will be used as foul poles. A floating barrier will serve as the outfield wall.
The rules for the derby are as follows:
1. There will be 9 innings with each player having one half inning.
2. Away team (North) player bats first in the top of the inning, and home team player next (South) in the bottom half of the inning.
3. Each player will have one half inning at bat that will consist of 6 outs
4. The player with the most home runs at the end of the 9 innings, will be the Home Run Derby at the Harbor Winner
5. The team (North or South) with the most home runs will be announced as the winner of the team competition.
The event will also feature several family activities, including a snap-on inflatable zip line, bobblehead ring toss, and a bounce house. Food, drinks, and Kenosha Kingfish merchandise will be available for purchase. A full list of derby participants is available on the league’s website.
The Northwoods League All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, June 19 at Simmons Field.