Baseball: Mitchell’s Aidan Miller reaches final of High School Home Run Derby

Mitchell’s Aidan Miller already has established himself as one of the top baseball players in the area – and state. 

The rising senior also is getting recognized nationally after a stellar performance in the High School All-American events this weekend at Dodger Stadium. 

One day after going 4-for-5 with three RBIs to take home MVP honors at the All-American game, Miller finished among the top two performers in the home run contest. 

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Miller will join Fountain Academy’s Braden Holcomb in the finals, which will take place Monday between rounds of the Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby. 

In Saturday’s opening round, Miller hit just one homer. After that, the Arkansas commit found his groove, hitting seven in the final round to finish second with eight. 

By advancing, Miller now gets to share the field with baseball’s best power hitters. 

“I think the first two swings I think we’ll both (Holcomb included) be pretty nervous,” Miller told “After that, you lock in and you do you.”