Kentucky Little League All-Star Keenan Briggs hasn’t always had the easiest life. He was born with a congenital upper limb difference in the form of being born without a left hand, but the Warren County, Kentucky native never let that keep him from participating in any of the sports or activities that his friends and classmates did.
That includes baseball, where he has eventually become a bona fide all-star for the Warren County South Little League 10-and-11All-Stars. Batting right handed to keep his right hand as the bottom base for his swing, Briggs has always been a talented contact hitter, if not a slugger.
For at least one at-bat, that changed in the District 1 Little League All-Star Tournament on July 1. That’s when and where Briggs accomplished what you see below:
That, friends, is one-handed Keenan Briggs drilling a two-run homer right out of the park as Warren County South raced to a 20-7 rout of Bowling Green East in both teams’ opening games of the District 1 settee.
The best part of the deep ball? Briggs knew it was gone as soon as it hit his bat.
“It felt great,” Briggs told the Bowling Green Daily News. “Once I hit it, I just knew it was going. It was amazing.”
The wins kept coming for South heading into a Wednesday night’s face off against Bowling Green East. If Warren South is to advance, it may need continued offensive explosion from Briggs, something which he now knows he can supply in a way he hasn’t officially known before. He just so happened to inspire his teammates in the process.