Marana Little League standout Jayson Veit connected on 47 home runs to win the Little League Home Run Derby held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on August 27.
The feat earns Veit the Jet Sports Training Male Athlete of the Month for August.
Veit made his way into the Little League Home Run Derby by finishing second in the West Region contest held in Seattle on July 23. He was one of eight finalists and won the championship in the contest televised by ESPN.
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Veit hit 17 homers in 90 seconds in the semifinals
Earlier in the summer, Veit led Marana to the District 5 Little League Championship.
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