RENO, Nev.-- The main event of all-star week is not until Wednesday, but plenty of people still made their way to Aces Stadium Monday evening for the home run derby. Big hitters faced off against each other, while fans took in the love of the game.
Baseball fans packed into Aces Stadium Monday night to catch the glimpse of some heavy hitters.
"They really are the best of the best that AAA has to offer, so it's exciting," said Shannon Siders, with Aces Public Relations.
Three sluggers from the Pacific Coast League and three from the International League knocked balls out of the park to the delight of fans.
"It's a big deal to us, obviously, I mean the kids are having a good time, the old folks are having a good time," said Cynthia Moore.
The event is so well loved because it's non-stop action. While there's downtime during a normal game, the home run derby keeps fans on the edge of their seats hit after hit after hit.
"To see them belting them out, and kids getting the chance to get the balls and just displaying a big run game," said Richard Bill, who went to the derby with his family. They actually prefer the homer derby to a normal game.
"That's why when my son brought it to my attention, that he wanted to come out here, that I thought it would be very good for all of us to enjoy," said Richard.
Another reason to enjoy the night: Aces slugger Matt Davidson was fresh off his return from the all star futures game in New York.
"Yesterday he was named the most valuable player in the all stars future game in New York, he blasted a two run homer. Gave the team the win," said Siders.