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Hunter Richardson receives honors

DAILY LEADER / Photo Submitted / Enterprise's eighth grade third baseman Hunter Richardson has the honor to show off his talents in the National Pre-Qualifier POWER SHOWCASE, which is being held October 28 through November 2 at Globe Life Ball Park, the home of the Texas Rangers.

DAILY LEADER / Photo Submitted / Enterprise’s eighth grade third baseman Hunter Richardson has the honor to show off his talents in the National Pre-Qualifier POWER SHOWCASE, which is being held October 28 through November 2 at Globe Life Ball Park, the home of the Texas Rangers.

The Power Showcase has announced first baseman/third baseman, Hunter Richardson; an 8th grade student at Enterprise School as a member of the 2014 Power Showcase Future Stars Team.

Richardson will represent Mississippi during the Legendary Power Showcase Home Run Derby featuring some of the most prolific amateur prospects from around the United States and the during the All-American East vs. West game.

The National Pre-Qualifier Power Showcase is being held October 28th through November 2nd, 2014 at Globe Life Ball Park, home of the Texas Rangers.

Players were selected by Power Showcase based on their abilities, power, scout references and high school and showcase tournament performance.

All players are in good academic standing and display redeeming qualities off the field that embody the ideals of the sport of baseball, including leadership, discipline, determination and commitment. The event is by invitation only.

Richardson was discovered by Brian Domenico, President and CEO of Power Showcase, Inc. while playing in the 13U USSSA Elite World Series at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida this past August.

Richardson plays for Coach Cass Brister’s Enterprise Yellow Jackets and the PSA Sox Red travel team coached by Chris Snopek. Hunter was the starting third baseman for Brister’s varsity squad this past season and batted .378 helping them to a District 7-2A Championship.

He is also the starting first baseman for the Sox Red. The PSA Sox Red is a select travel team based out of Madison, MS that plays 80 plus games a year nationwide. They are currently the 2014 13U Perfect Game National Champions. During this past season, the Sox Red won numerous Super NITs, USSSA Fall Nationals, Fall State, Perfect Game Regionals, and achieved a number one spot in the USSSA 13U Major division power rakings.

Hunter’s personal athletic awards/honors are A/B Honor Roll, Student of the Month, 2014 Rookie of the Year, 2014 Most Valuable Offensive Player, 2014 All District and 2011 TBS Big Time Hitter.

“Hunter is one of the most well-mannered and respected students at our school,” said Enterprise baseball coach Cass Brister. “He is an honor roll student who has never been a discipline problem. I can’t say enough about how well his parents have done raising him into a great young man. Hunter eats, sleeps, and breathes baseball.

“He is one of the hardest working kids I have ever coached,” continued Brister. “He is the first one to the field and always the last to leave. As a 7th grader, he led our team to a District Championship on the varsity team. He led us in every offensive category except Stolen Bases. He led us in average, homeruns and slugging percentage. No matter how much success he has-he still has a burning desire to get better. He hits religiously during the season and in the off-season. I can honestly say there is nothing bad to say about Hunter, his character, or his work ethic.”

Richardson’s main hobby is baseball but when he’s not on the diamond or working on other aspects of the game he enjoys hunting, fishing and riding 4-wheelers. He is a member of Fair River Baptist Church where he is active in the youth group.

He is the son of Terry and Renee Richardson and has one sister, Abby Grace, who plays travel softball. He is the grandson of Ronnie and Charlene Dunn and Jack and Peggy Richardson and Jimmie Fugler all of Brookhaven. He is also the great grandson of Sarah Dunn of Brookhaven

The Power Showcase is an opportunity for fans and MLB scouts alike to see the best baseball talent on domestic turf. Come see Tomorrow’s Stars Today! Admission is free.

To learn more about the Power Showcase, please visit www.power-showcase.com