2018-07-19 / Neighbors

Out of the park



12-year-old Arizona resident Simon Meadows, who is a ball boy for the Old Orchard Beach Surge baseball team, palls around with "Surgeo," the Surge mascot. 12-year-old Arizona resident Simon Meadows, who is a ball boy for the Old Orchard Beach Surge baseball team, palls around with "Surgeo," the Surge mascot.

First baseman Simon Palenchar of the New York Bucks, who hails from Maryland and runner-up in Monday’s competition, takes a rip during the Home Run Derby as a part of the Empire League's All Star celebration at the Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach. Far left and below, JJ Bissell, who plays for the Puerto Rico Islanders, was crowned the 2018 Empire League Home Run Derby champion. After the game, Bissell was called up to be the permanent first baseman for the Normal Cornbelters in Normal, Illinois, who play in the Frontier League. First baseman Simon Palenchar of the New York Bucks, who hails from Maryland and runner-up in Monday’s competition, takes a rip during the Home Run Derby as a part of the Empire League's All Star celebration at the Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach. Far left and below, JJ Bissell, who plays for the Puerto Rico Islanders, was crowned the 2018 Empire League Home Run Derby champion. After the game, Bissell was called up to be the permanent first baseman for the Normal Cornbelters in Normal, Illinois, who play in the Frontier League.

Old Orchard Beach Ballpark Manager Guy Fontaine dutifully tends to hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill in the hot summer heat for the concession stand during this weeks All-Star Festivities. (Alex MacPhail photos) Old Orchard Beach Ballpark Manager Guy Fontaine dutifully tends to hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill in the hot summer heat for the concession stand during this weeks All-Star Festivities. (Alex MacPhail photos)

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