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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. 17p2.jpg