Each year, Kingsport Parks & Recreation holds a Home Run Derby during the week of the Fun Fest One Pitch Tournament.
Participants are allowed to sign up and swing for the fences. The first round of the tournament all participants are allowed 15 pitches with a maximum of 10 swings to hit as many home runs as possible. After the first round, the top two or three participants are selected to advance to the final round.
This year, the top finalists in the Men's Home Run Derby were Shawn Wright and Kenneth Barger. Shawn Wright captured the title as the overall Men's Home Run Derby champion.
The Top Finalists for the Women's Home Run Derby were Stephanie Mueller, March Whittington and Ashley Ferguson. Stephanie Mueller bested the field and was the overall Women's Home Run Derby champion.