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Glendale native wins High School Home Run Derby in Miami

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Everyone in Miami was blown away by the power and skill demonstrated by New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge at the MLB Home Run Derby.

Judge wasn’t the only one putting on a show though.

Glendale native and University of Arizona commit Nolan Gorman won the High School Home Run Derby just hours before the big league event.

Gorman hit 14 home runs in the preliminary round on Sunday and finished it off with five home runs on Monday to beat out Texas A&M commit Noah Naylor.

According to USA Today, Gorman had 11 home runs for Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Glendale this season as a junior, hitting .361 with 34 RBI. They also reported Gorman hit .490 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI as a sophomore.

The 17-year-old incoming senior spoke with the Miami Herald on Sunday before going on to win it all.

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