Kyler Fedko: 2012 Aquafina Major League Pitch, Hit & Run Champion
While Asdrubal Cabrera and Chris Perez enjoyed last week’s All-Star festivities, Indians fan Kyler Fedko spent time shagging balls at the 2012 Home Run Derby. Fedko, a native of Gibsonia, PA, won the 2012 Aquafina Major League Pitch, Hit, & Run in the 11-12-Year-Old Boys’ Age Divison. The national champions from each age division were crowned during All-Star Workout Day on Monday, July 9, in Kansas City, MO. Fedko, who is a big fan of Cabrera, will have the opportunity to take in Cleveland Indians batting practice as well as a game at Progressive Field. Check out TribeVibe’s interview with Fedko below.
TribeVibe: How did you win this competition?
Kyler Fedko: First, you had to win the local [competition], and then you had to win First Regional, then Progressive.
TV: How many kids are you competing against?
KF: 160, 000.
TV: What was your competition like?
KF: Competition was really tough. I barely won the regional, but I won this thing.
TV: What was it like going to Cleveland?
KF: It was a long drive, but it was worth it. [Progressive Field] was really nice.
TV: What players have you gotten to meet at the All-Star Game?
KF: [Pirates oufielder] Andrew McCutchen, [Dodgers pitcher] Clayton Kershaw, and [Pirates pitcher] Joel Hanrahan.
TV: What position do you play?
KF: I play third, left [field], and pitcher.
TV: Your dad is a broadcaster?
KF: His name is John Fedko, and he is a broadcaster for Channel 11 in Pittsburgh.
TV: How has your All-Star experience been?
KF: It was really fun. The best part was shagging the Home Run Derby.