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Baseball: Lambert alum Kyle McCann selected for College Home Run Derby
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Kyle McCann, who was twice named first team All-County during his career at Lambert, has broken out as a power hitter in college and is set to participate in the College Home Run Derby later this month. - photo by Lily McGregor Photography

Kyle McCann, who played on Lambert's state champion baseball team in 2014 was twice named All-County at catcher, is set to participate in the College Home Run Derby, which is scheduled for June 30 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, the venue that hosts the College World Series. 

McCann recently finished his sophomore season at Georgia Tech. He hit .300 with 15 home runs and a .600 slugging percentage for the Yellow Jackets, and those totals helped him earn all-ACC third team honors. They were also a massive improvement over McCann's freshman season, during which he hit just .198. 

McCann committed to Georgia Tech prior to his junior season with the Longhorns, and he started at catcher for three years at Lambert. He was named first team All-County as a sophomore and senior, and he hit .372 with five home runs in his final season with the Longhorns. 

Five other hitters will participate alongside McCann in the derby. McCann is currently playing with the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod League, which is widely considered to be the top summer collegiate wood-bat league.