Longview Community College freshman Dalton Bealmer couldn’t have scripted his first year for the Lakers any better while playing alongside Boonville teammates Jady Reese and Jordan Copeland.
While the Lakers finished 26-26 for the season, Bealmer was not only productive in the field in right, he also led the team or tied in nine categories while hitting .446 with 78 hits, 20 doubles, two triples, 26 home runs, 82 RBIs and 56 runs scored. He also finished the season with an on-base percentage of .538 and a slugging percentage of 1.029.
In addition, Bealmer was also selected Outstanding Baseball Athlete of the Year for Longview CC and was named to the All-Region 16 Team and NJCAA Division II All-American Third Team.
But that’s not all. Bealmer also ranked first nationally in four categories for home runs with 26, RBIs with 82, total bases with 180 and a slugging percentage of 1.029.
As for Reese, who played catcher for the Lakers, the freshman standout hit .333 with 35 hits in 108 at-bats with eight doubles, four home runs, 19 RBIs and 26 runs scored. Copeland, meanwhile, finished his sophomore season at 3-4 with an ERA of 8.83. While pitching 34 2/3 innings, Copeland gave up 37 runs (34 earned) on 54 hits and 21 walks while striking out 31 batters. Copeland also had three complete games for the Lakers.
Bealmer was also recently invited to the 2017 Power Showcase in Miami, Florida.
While featuring 170 of the world’s best players while representing 20-plus countries, Bealmer will get to showcase his talents in front of Major League Baseball Scouts at Marlins Ballpark on December 27-31.
Created in 2004 by Brian Domenico, the POWER SHOWCASE International High School Home Run Derby has evolved into one of the most exciting, can’t-miss events of the year.
POWER SHOWCASE participants must achieve and maintain a high-level academic status, while possessing the redeeming leadership qualities and determination that exemplify respect in keeping with the game of baseball. All POWER SHOWCASE participants are hand-picked by Domenico and are invited to compete on the international stage.
POWER SHOWCASE Schedule and Format:
Day 1 – will consist of a Pro Scout Day, and later in the evening is the Welcome Dinner and Jersey Presentation Ceremony.
Days 2 & 3 are comprised of the legendary POWER SHOWCASE Home Run Derby for the three age groups. The three finalists from the featured and underclassmen group will advance to the finals on Sunday. During the final round, the players will receive 15 outs with the option of using their bat of choice, wood or metal. The player who hits the most home runs during the Championship Round with be crowned the 2016 POWER SHOWCASE World Champion.
Day 4 – To reiterate; after the completion of the Pro Scout Day, two days of the preliminary rounds of the home run derby, the last day will feature the three games and the crowning of the 2016 POWER SHOWCASE World Champion.