Ogden Point home run derby makes a big splash!


WATCH: Some of Canada’s best baseball players hit dingers into the ocean at Ogden Point home run derby but CHEK’s Kevin Charach bunts.

It’s not every day you get to hit dingers into the ocean but some of Canada’s top baseball players were doing just that, making a “splash” Wednesday evening at the home run derby at Victoria’s Ogden Point.

Ten of the best power hitters in the country stepped up to the plate for a summer event like Victoria has never seen before, hitting home runs into the water between cruise ship piers to see who will be declared the best home run hitter in Canada.

Kayakers were in the water to retrieve the balls, which floated on the surface instead of sinking.

Organizers believe it’s the first time a derby like this has been held in Canada.

CHEK’s Kevin Charach also got a chance at bat but it wasn’t pretty.

The sports anchor and reporter attempted to bunt, which kind of defeats the purpose of a home run derby.

With HarbourCats managing partner Jim Sawnson throwing to him, Charach hit more backwards than forwards, fouling two balls.

But Charach was able to save face with his last ball, which wasn’t a home run but at least made it into the water.

All the splashes mark the opening of the Baseball Canada Men’s Championship, which is being held at Royal Athlete Park.

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