EASTON, Pa. – Joe Ezekiel, currently playing for the Leesburg Lightning of the Florida Collegiate Summer League (FCSL), won the league’s Home Run Derby at the July 20 All-Star Game in Sanford, Fla.
Ezekiel hit a combined 13 homers to defeat the Diamond Dawgs’ Steve Sabins. He hit six home runs in first round to tie for the lead and went on to defeat Sabins 7-4 in the head-to-head final round.
Ezekiel, who appeared in 38 games last season primarily as a designated hitter, finished the year with a .292 batting average and a team-high six home runs. He also led the team with a .469 slugging percentage and his 23 RBI were tied for second on the squad.