Lee's Summit girl to attend MLB Home Run Derby in Minneapolis

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - A Lee’s Summit girl will shag fly balls on Monday during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby.

It's part of the fun leading up to the All-Star game in Minneapolis on Tuesday.

Everybody knows Kansas City has its three All-Star reps, but they aren't the only ones showing their skills on the national stage in Minneapolis.

Olivia King, 10, has been hammering away at the competition in Major League Baseball's ultimate skills competition pitch, hit, and run challenges.

Having made it through the local and regionals, next up are the nationals.

"You have to throw or pitch six balls at a target and you have to run to home then you have to hit and get the straightest on the line,” Olivia said.

Of course, Olivia’s friends and family want plenty of souvenirs from the trip.

"I'm going to be trying to get as many autographs from the big leaguers as I can probably," Olivia said.

But the superstar in the making is keeping a level head and has a great foundation for even more success at this week’s competition at Target Field.

"It's fun and great and have a great time with it but keep a level head about it too," Olivia’s dad, David King, said.

"You gotta work hard, practice your throwing, you gotta run fast, you gotta hit the ball straight as you can and just make your best," Olivia said.

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