Right before his last swing, Addison Bell stepped out of the batter’s box to collect his thoughts.
“I was just trying to focus on my swing,” Bell said. “My back foot, my follow-through.”
That extra time and that extra focus worked.
Bell, the third hitter in the order for Albuquerque Roadrunner’s All-Stars in their game with Albuquerque Zia Saturday, hit his final pitch into deep left-center for a home run, giving him the 2008 Juniors Little League All-Stars Home Run Derby title.