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Local girl prepares for All Star Game competition in Washington, D.C.

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CONKLIN (WBNG) -- Lillionna D'Introno has been taking over multiple baseball fields, including NYSEG Stadium, Yankee Stadium, and soon Nationals Park.

Lillionna and her mother, Dawn, have been practicing together for years.

All that practice paid off as Lillionna won the Pitch, Hit and Run competition at NYSEG Stadium, which lead her to compete again at Yankee Stadium. There, she came in first place!

"Another guy to me when Lill got six out of six pitches and said, 'You better pack your bags because you're going to go,'" said Dawn D'Introno.

Soon, they got the news that Lillionna is heading to the All Star Game for the 2018 Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit and Run National Finals.

"It was about like a two second scream and then I was like oh my gosh, oh my gosh, it's me, it's me," said Lillionna.

At Nationals Park, Lillionna will not only compete against other nine and ten-year-olds, but she will also be able to practice with major league stars and be on the same field.

"To shag fly balls in the Home Run Derby, I mean, how many kids in the United States can say that?" said Dawn. "She's just got it right in front of her and it's just so exciting for all of us."

Though Lillionna said she is nervous about the big league, she feels more confident after coming on top in the other competitions that lead her to the All Star Game.

The Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit and Run National Finals kick off Saturday, July 14 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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