Landrum Middle School’s Trey Powers selected for 2016 Power Showcase home run derby


Landrum Middle School student Trey Powers has been named to the 11th annual Power Showcase Future Stars Team as a participant in the event’s homerun derby.

Held in Miami at Marlins Park Dec. 27-31, the showcase features top amateur players from around the world and provides them an opportunity to demonstrate their skill-sets in front of top baseball evaluators during a live broadcast. Each player is selected for the event based on their abilities, power, scout references and showcase tournament performance.

A Ponte Vedra Beach resident, Powers plays catcher and first base for Landrum. At the Power Showcase, he’ll represent Florida in the home run derby, which features top amateur power hitting prospects from around the country. He’ll also represent the East during the All-American Game. The game highlights the five-day, all-encompassing educational experience staffed by top players and coaches, including an MLB scout day in front of all 30 organizations, a welcome dinner and jersey presentation ceremony, the home run derby and two mental strength sessions.

Powers is partnering with Landrum schoolmate and friend Jack Kerner and the larger Best Buddies organization as part of the community outreach portion of the Power Showcase. Best Buddies is a global organization dedicated to ending social, physical and economic isolation of people with intellection and developmental disabilities. Powers is dedicating his performance at the event and his first home run ball to Kerner.