Remember Your First Kid-Pitch Homerun?


Deacon Eldridge with a go-ahead home run to seal the Houston Warriors 8U 10-9 win in the bottom of the final inning of the 9U Astros Baseball Festival World Series Championship Game, a tourney organized by Texas USSSA at Baseball USA Powered by Marucci Elite Texas on 7/28/19. Deacon’s dad and HiCast User shared that this was his son’s first kid-pitch home run, and that Deacon also won the 9U homerun derby that weekend. 

Deacon has been a founding member of his team since Spring 2016. Baseball has been his passion since his late great grandmother started him on a tee in the back yard when he was just a toddler. You’ll find him on the field at 1st base, 3rd base, catcher or pitcher.


These are the Moments That Matter™ and we’re proud to cover them for users across our network. Remember to save and share your summer game highlights before we archive them. You can access games three months from date of play, so for example, as of today (October 15), you can access games as far back as July 15. This month, we kick off our 2nd Annual MVP Awards Presented by Rawlings so now’s the time to share your highlights to our app’s HiCast Feed to get them eligible to win! Check out our 2018 winners.

Duryea Twins Double the Home Runs for Hudson Valley Renegades

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Nicky Duryea (9) plays third, short stop, and pitcher. Nicky is a righty.

Danny Duryea (24) plays left field, first base, and relief pitcher. Danny is a lefty.

These twin brothers play for Hudson Valley Renegades 14U Blue and they have never been on a team without each other. During the East Coast Nationals tourney at Baseball Heaven on August 10, they each hit a home run in the same game, contributing to the Renegade’s win!

Nicky pushes Danny mostly on the practice field or in the batting cage. Nicky will point out the areas that Danny needs to tweak to improve, such as his swing. Nicky admires Danny’s ability to stay calm and focused in the most high-stake situations. He often will say that Danny has ice in his veins because he can handle any situation with a focused and intense approach.

Danny pushes Nicky with their competitive approach to everything. Danny admires Nicky’s pitching ability, his never-give-up approach, his ability to get out of very difficult situations, and his intense competitive nature.

Their mom shared that the boys were arguing over who’s ball went further and who’s home run had more significance. But their Aunt Diane (watching the game at home on our HiCast Sports Network) noted that the first person out of the dugout to congratulate each batter was his brother. These are the Moments That Matter™!

Bottom of the 7th, game’s tied... Danny Duryea w/a walk-off Grand Slam HR for Hudson Valley Renegades 14U Blue for the W. East Coast Nationals at Baseball Heaven on August 10, 2019.

Enter Our July 4th Holiday Home Run Derby

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Are you playing ball this weekend? In honor of Independence Day, we're running a Home Run Derby beginning Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th! Share your HiCast home run highlights to our app's HiCast Feed and you're automatically entered in our drawing to WIN the Rawlings BAT of your choice! Tag 'em #homerunderby

UPDATE: Winner to be announced by Thursday, July 18th. Find the Rawlings bat that's right for you!


This Week’s Tourney Lineup – July 4 - 8, 2019

Baseball Heaven hosts Independence Weekend Championship

Sports at the Beach hosts Clash of the Titans

Diamond Nation hosts Garden State Invitational & DN Youth World Series

Ballparks of America hosts Hometown Heroes Salute & Stars & Stripes Showdown

Tyger River Park hosts USA Softball of SC & Senior Softball USA

The Shipyard Park hosts CABA Tourney & Greater MidWest Baseball

East Cobb Baseball Complex hosts Perfect Game 17U & 16U WWBA

Baseball USA Powered by Marucci hosts USSSA of TX Fireworks Festival & High School Showcase Series #5

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