Tyler Hughes is an eighth grade 13 year old who lives in Coushatta and attends Red River Junior High School. Tyler is also a super athlete for his age. And his prowess at baseball would challenge many high school and college student-athletes.
The Hughes family took Tyler to the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks for a baseball camp. He got a special invitation based upon his ball skills.
His parents posted, “Louisiana has a Power Showcase National Champion in three different categories!!! It was a great weekend full of wonderful experiences for Tyler! His longest home run was an impressive 429 feet!! We are so very proud of what he has done!!”
Tyler plays for the Twin City Captains in addition to his Junior High teams. He was invited to the camp to compete with boys several years older. He did very well. Just look at the trophies he brought home.
Hughes’ parents posted, “He was invited to the Power Showcase homerun derby in Phoenix AZ at the Diamond backs stadium to represent Louisiana. This event brings in the nation’s most prolific power hitters from age 12-18. Tyler competed in the 13 year old division against 41 of the nation’s top hitters. He won National Titles in three areas
1) Most Homeruns in Competition: 27 total
2) Most Consecutive Homeruns: 5 consecutive
3)Most homeruns in Preliminary round: 18
“His longest homerun was an impressive 429 feet. It is one of the longest in the competition!”