Lynnfield native and St. John's Prep senior Pat D'Amico finished second in the inaugural A Shot for Life Home Run Derby last weekend at Austin Prep. (Courtesy Photo: David D'Amico)
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Lynnfield’s Pat D’Amico places second in inaugural A Shot for Life Home Run Derby

Lynnfield native and St. John's Prep senior Pat D'Amico made a splash at the A Shot for Life Home Run Derby last weekend, smashing 19 homers in the first round and building some serious momentum. D'Amico rode a hot bat all the way to the championship round of the inaugural event at Austin Prep, eventually finishing in second place to Bishop Feehan's Zach Stephenson.

D'Amico, who is committed to Seton Hall (where he'll join fellow Lynnfield native Jonathan Luders on the Pirates baseball team), was one of 13 hitters to raise at least $1,000 toward brain cancer research in order to participate in the event.

A Shot for Life raises funds for cancer research and has run multiple basketball-related charity events throughout the years. The organization hopes to expand the brand through other sports, including baseball. This …

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