Coushatta’s Tyler Hughes has been named to the 4thNational Power Showcase All-American Team. Hughes is a catcher and he was selected for the 4thAnnual Home Run Derby.
The event is scheduled for November 15ththrough 17that Chase Field in Arizona, the home of the Diamondbacks MLB team. The most prolific amateur players from around the country are featured. It provides the perfect center-stage opportunity in which to demonstrate their skill-sets in front of baseball’s top evaluators.
The news release from Power Showcase said, “Tyler will proudly represent his home state of Louisiana during the prestigious Home Run Derby that will feature top amateur power hitting prospects in the country. He will also have the incredible opportunity to further demonstrate his skills while participating in a game.
“The game highlights the three-day, all-encompassing major league experience. The event includes a MLB Scout Day in front of thirty organizations, a welcome dinner/jersey presentation ceremony, the prestigious home run derby itself, a mental strength session and participation in the National Classic Game.
Hughes is 13 and in the 8th grade at Red River Junior High. He plays for RRJH and he also plays travel ball for the Twin City Captains out of Shreveport. There are two other boys from Louisiana participating in the event. One in the 12-u and one in 14-u division. Hughes is the only 13 year old from La.
The Journal congratulates Tyler Hughes for being selected as the only U-13 player from Louisiana to participate in the Power Showcase Home Run Derby.