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Eagan teenager heading to MLB Home Run Derby

14-year-old will be swinging for the fences at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

ST PAUL, Minn. — Griffin Fenske is a home run hitter.

The 14-year-old from Eagan will be competing in the fourth annual Major League Baseball Jr. Home Run Derby national finals next month during All-Star Week festivities in Cleveland. 

Fenske says he wasn’t very good when he first started hitting homers but now has a knack for it!

“Baseball was what I really wanted to do. We just kept working, I quickly improved and I became the player that I am today,” he said.

Griffin recently took part in batting practice at CHS Field in St. Paul where he put on a hitting clinic.

Griffin’s dad Ron saw him win the regional title back in early June in Chicago.

“When he won the competition it was just an amazing feeling. I was so proud, I got a little misty-eyed,” he said.

Griffin will take his swing against nine other regional winners on July 6 at Progressive Field in Cleveland.  

He will also participate in a number of All-Star Week activities.