Bichette repeats as Home Run Derby champion

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Shortstop in the Toronto Bluejays organization Bo Bichette repeated as champion of the Don’t Blink 242 Home Run Derby this weekend, defeating event co-founder Todd Isaacs, from the Cleveland Indians organization, in a sudden death final round.

Bichette represented team Fox during the team segment of the derby, however, team Isaacs won that round 87-77.

Over 20 local and international professional minor and major league players competed in the event at the Montagu Foreshore.

“We’re thankful for the support we received this year from the local fans and businesses,” Isaacs said. “Everyone really helped to make this one grand event. We definitely look forward to expanding next year to include even more players. A major thanks to all of the sponsors that helped us to pull off such an amazing event.”

Derby co-founder Lucius Fox, a shortstop in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, added that he was thrilled the derby was able to benefit a local charity.

Proceeds from the event benefitted the Cancer Society of the Bahamas, the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group and the development of youth baseball in the Bahamas.

“We were glad that we could put on an event that inspires the youth and provides funding for some really good causes,” Fox said. “The support has been great as always. It’s very good that our kids can come out and talk and touch these guys and learn how they did this. We can actually see the doors being opened in Major League Baseball.”