Broomfield wins Legion All-Star hitting contest

Monday, August 9, 2010
Courtesy photo Cody Broomfield (left) and Shane Wallen pose with their trophies after the 2010 Wahoo Kiwanis All-Star Baseball Classic July 7. Both McCook Legion players claimed trophies for being on the winning team (the South won a 9-6 decision over the North). Broomfield also won the All-Star Hitting Challenge Saturday afternoon before the all-star game.

WAHOO -- McCook's Legion baseball representatives in the 2010 Wahoo Kiwanis All-Star Classic came out on top on the final score.

Cody Broomfield and Shane Wallen were members of the South All-Star team that beat their North counterparts, 9-6, in the nine-inning contest played Saturday, Aug. 7, at Wahoo's Sam Crawford Field.

Wallen had a hit in two plate appearances, and Broomfield went hitless in the game, hitting a pair of long foul balls that just missed being home runs, according to a post-game report from Cody's parents.

Broomfield dominated the All-Star Hitting Challenge held Saturday afternoon before the all-star game. Cody topped 36 other competitors as he scored 42 points, compared to 35 for his closest challenger.

The Hitting Challenge competitors were awarded points depending on the distance and accuracy of each hit. Points included 10 for a home run and three points for any fair ball hit between 200 feet and the outfield fence.

Each hitter got five outs per round -- an out registered with a foul ball, a missed ball or a hit under 200 feet.

Broomfield advanced to the finals, and his 42 points were total through all his rounds of competition. He did not record a home run in the hitting event, although he had several foul balls that were close to staying fair for homers.

Cody has one more year of eligibility in the McCook Seniors (ages 17-18 years) Legion baseball program.

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