• VIDEO: Peachtree City Little Leaguer smashes monster grand slam on ESPN

    By: Berndt Petersen


    WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - A team from Peachtree City is just two wins away from a trip to Williamsport and the Little League World Series.

    But it’s video of one of the players hitting a monster homerun that has the entire baseball world buzzing.

    Jayce Blalock, who stars on the Peachtree City National LL team, hit a grand slam during Sunday’s 14-2 victory that cleared the fence by what looked like a mile.

    Video of the 13-year-old's grand slam -- estimated by announcers as 375 feet -- posted on Little League’s official Facebook page has been viewed more than 1 million times!

    Channel 2's Berndt Petersen met with the teen Monday.

    "I hadn't hit the ball in two or three weeks. I was in a slump. It was just time," Blalock said.

    Over the weekend, he stepped to the plate for Peachtree City during the southeast regional tournament of the Little League World Series. The announcers heard Jayce had the power to hit it all the way to the trees behind the field.

    "I've never seen anything like this," said team manager Ryan Danbury.

    Danbury says he played with guys in college who couldn't have done that.

    "As soon as it came off the bat, I knew. Then I saw it go over the light polls. Oh my gosh," he said.

    The ball flew 375 feet. The left field fence is 225. The replay has gone viral.

    "People are sending it to my timeline like crazy. So, every time my phone buzzes, I look down probably twenty or thirty times a day? For real," said Jayce’s father, Previn Blalock.

    Even though he hit that ball as far as the big leaguers do, Jayce says it's not his personal best.

    "I have hit a couple like that.  It's not my farthest," he said.

    Peachtree City National LL beat Alabama 14 to 11 on Monday. If they win Tuesday and then Wednesday, they’re headed to Williamsport. And you can imagine all eyes will be on Blalock and his power bat.

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