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Chidester wins 2nd consecutive HitTrax home run derby

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Amanda Chidester won the HitTrax Home Run Derby for the second consecutive year on Friday.

The Home Run Derby – which takes place in a batting cage and uses the HitTrax software to track the “home runs” – was held at the NFCA Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Derby earned significant acclaim following its debut at the 2018 event, and made a return for the ’19 edition of the convention.

Chidester, who signed an endorsement deal with HitTrax earlier in the fall, was one of several professional and Team USA players who took part in the home run derby. Other participants included bat-flipping star Samantha Show; former Utah star Hannah Flippen; Miami (Ohio) assistant coach Morgan Zerkle; and Team USA outfielder Haylie McCleney.

HitTrax labels itself as ‘the only data capture and simulation system that provides powerful performance metrics with a game time experience’. The high-level analytic system is used primarily for developing hitters, pitchers, and catchers. According to a company spokesperson, “HitTrax offers immediate feedback and real-time data to engage the hitter, increase quality reps and maximize results.”

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