Fayetteville Teen in MLB Home Run Derby

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A teen from Northwest Arkansas gets the chance to catch a homer from the professionals at Monday’s All-Star Home Run Derby in Kansas City.

15 year-old Spencer Crockett from Fayetteville shagged baseballs.

"It was really, really cool. It was a huge honor to be able to shagg for MLB," Spencer Crockett said.

Thousands of fans watched the Home Run Derby live and millions more on national television.

Each big leaguer hits a gold baseball for his last swing and Crockett said he saw one coming his way.

"I caught it on a line and right when it was coming to my glove somebody hit me in the face with their glove," Crockett said.

Even though he was struck, he looked down at his glove and saw the catch.

"I was like, gold ball!" Crockett said.

Pittsburgh Pirate slugger Andrew Mccutcheon hit the ball Spencer caught. The teen said watching the big leaguer was an amazing experience.

"Just like the atmosphere and just watching them hit you can just learn so much about your swing," Crockett said.

Crockett got this opportunity to shag fly balls through his father's work Scott's, which sponsors the event by maintaining the field.

Crockett said baseball is his passion, and sharing the field with the best players in the world was a thrill.

"I'd love to do it again and it really makes me want to play MLB," Crockett said.

Crockett is a Woodland Junior High baseball and football player, and will play third base on Fayetteville High School's baseball team next school year.

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