Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Thurman conquers Home Run Derby

Louisville Flame Throwers' 2B Curt Thurman took home this year's Home Run Derby title, crushing a total of 27 home runs in the three round contest, edging out New Orleans Jerome Martin 8-7 in the final round. Thurman hit 12 home runs in the first round to advance to round two where he tallied seven dingers to reach the finals.

The biggest of the big flies belonged to Julian Juarez who crushed his seventh home run in the first round an astounding 530 feet over the left centerfield wall. Juarez finished third with 17 home runs.

Rounding out the event were Tampa Bay's Otis Parent who finished fourth with 12 home runs, Arizona's John Bruske (5), Philadelphia's Carlos Sanchez (4), Las Vegas' Benny Marrero (3) and New York's Matty Robinson (3).

Curt Thurman
Flame Throwers
Age: 28B/T: R/R
Born: Queens Village, NY
Position(s): 2B/1B/LF/DH
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