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GALLERY: UT-bound Thomas wins 2022 All-Ellis County Home Run Derby

The third annual All-Ellis County All-Star softball game was held Thursday, June 15 at the Waxahachie Sports Complex.

Jared Thomas (Waxahachie, 2022) won the derby with a record-setting 21 home runs in the championship round. Thomas, who will play for the University of Texas next season, averaged a home run every 5.7 seconds with his father, Shawn, pitching to set the record and defeat Ian Williams (Palmer, 2022) in the third year of the event.

Gabe Vasquez (Midlothian Heritage) set the previous high-water mark for home runs in a round when he blasted 18 in the first year of the event in 2020.

Home Run Totals by Round

• Jared Thomas (Waxahachie, 2022) — 8-14-21

• Ian Williams (Palmer, 2022) — 9-12-8

• Roman Cariaga (Midlothian Heritage, 2024) — 9-10-X

• Jakob Nunez (Ferris, 2023) — 7-8-X

• Kendall Brown (Red Oak, 2023) — 6-X-X

• Lucas Seymore (Ovilla Christian, 2023) — 4-X-X

• Baley Ray (Maypearl, 2023) — 3-X-X

The Home Run Derby was presented by Methodist Midlothian Medical Center., while Cross Country Pest Control served as the stage sponsor for the Jake Worthington concert that followed the contest.


All photos by Fred Phipps/KBEC Sports

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith is the owner and content director of Ellis County Sports and has over a decade of award-winning sports coverage. He most recently served as the digital sports director for KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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