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    Default Wouldn't believe it, if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes

    My daughter was playing in a dome tournament in the Chicago area. On the other field there was a 10u game going on. This girl hits a ball that went 225' in the air to straight away center field. The fence was 235' to center. The ball hit the ground and bounced over the fence for a ground rule double.

    I have seen and heard about 10u girls hitting over the fence homeruns, but they have always been on fields that were 190' to the fence. This was an amazing hit for a 10u girl.

    So what is the furthest you have ever seen a 10u player hit the ball?

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    I saw a 220 ft fence HR by a 10U girl on an all star team. That year, we were the "B" team and we scrimmaged them. It was her first OTF homerun, but it was a beauty. It wasn't done went it went over by a long shot. Could've easily went another 30 - 40 ft. Will never forget that day. Fast forward 2 years, we faced her in a tournament in the fall and I warned her if she did that to my team, I would literally cry in public. She's a great kid with some SERIOUS power. Fun to watch

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    Last year on our 2nd year 10U team we had one girl hit one over but I don't know how far it went. The field wasn't big like that but it also cleared the fence by at TON. Landed in the parking lot and rolled into the gutter. The crazy part was, she was the last player you'd expect to do it looking at her. She was a great hitter, I don't mean that, but she's TINY. We had a couple of power hitters we were expecting to be the first to do it, between them, but nope. This tiny little thing just got a hold of one and it was gone.
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    My daughter hit the bottom of a 230 fence in her 3rd 10u year. It was off a pitcher throwing gas and she got all of it. She has a very violent swing, this one was actually a little out of control but she caught it just right. We were getting pounded by a team we had beaten several times and my daughter had friends on the other team. She was embarrassed because she was our pitcher and they had smoked her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver 2200 View Post
    So what is the furthest you have ever seen a 10u player hit the ball?
    That's quite a pop for 10U (actually, 225 is a nice poke at any age). We had a girl when my daughter was 10U many years ago who put a handful over a 200ft fence during the season, but can't say by how much.

    2 biggest bombs I've seen in person at any age.

    1. Warming up prior to a tournament game using the outfield space beyond the 200ft temp fence. Permanent fence at 320ft. Bomb from an 18U player sailed over our players warming up and landed in the warning track for the 320ft permanent fence.

    2. Northwestern University player hit one that landed on the roof of the basketball arena past the left field fence (building is close to the field but a good 40-50 ft tall).
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    We have a friend whose daughter hit a grand slam for her first OTF homer in second year 10u. It was a 215 fence and fell about 5 feet behind it before rolling into the woods. Kid still has a ton of power, but many have caught up to her now we are in 14u.
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    Which dome and why would they set fences at 235'?
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    Rosemont Dome. No idea why they have the center field fence so far away, it is 210' down the right and left field line. It is possible that they use the bigger fields for boys baseball. It is not your normal cheap temp fence that is used at the Rosemont dome. They use aluminum sections of fence that are bolted together, and completely padded on the inside. Much more heavy duty than the temp fencing you normally see

    There was a bunch of inside the park homeruns in the 10u tournament. Anything that gets past the outfield on a field that is 235' to center ends up being a inside the park homerun at 10u. It is actually kind of funny watching these young girls do a relay that takes 4 or more throws to get the ball to the catcher. The ball really moves fast on the turf at the Rosemont Dome, the turf is relatively short in comparison to some other domes we have played at.

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    Rosemont Dome...Chicago?

    Or Rosemount Dome SE Mpls/St.Paul?

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    I believe it....

    Depends on size, strength, and if she's been taught to be a power hitter...

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