College Home Run Derby Champion, College of Charleston’s Daniel
Aldrich, will return to Omaha to defend his title against seven
other talented sluggers in the 2012
TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby presented by Miller High Life.
Aldrich, a redshirt sophomore, started the season as a preseason First
Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and the National
Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Aldrich stepped up
in his team’s toughest games this season, hitting home runs in wins at
South Carolina and at Clemson, including a 12th-inning
walk-off home run against Coastal Carolina.
“I’m honored and excited to be returning to Omaha to compete in this
year’s Home Run Derby,” says Aldrich. “I had a great time competing
against some of the country’s top players last year, and I’m looking
forward to hitting well again this year.”
Joining Aldrich in Omaha for the 2012 College Home Run Derby are:
LB Dantzler – a junior from University of South Carolina, who
finished the season with 10 home runs and 48 RBI. Dantzler helped lead
the Gamecocks to its third straight national championship series.
Tyler Horan – a redshirt sophomore from Virginia Tech, who
finished the season with 15 home runs, ranking third in the ACC. He
also led his team in several categories, including runs batted in
(RBI) (41) and runs scored (45).
Daniel Palka – a sophomore from Georgia Tech, who hit 12 home
runs and was named Second Team All-ACC. He was one of two Yellow
Jackets to start all 64 games this season. In his time off the field,
the outfielder volunteers for the Special Olympics.
Derek Fisher – a freshman from the University of Virginia who
was named to the 2012
Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Baseball Team, as
selected by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, and as a Freshman
All-American by the NCBWA. He ranks in the Top 10 nationally for
triples (8) and his favorite MLB team is the New York Yankees.
Zach Stephens – a sophomore from Tennessee Tech, who tied for
sixth nationally in home runs (18) and was named to the Second Team
All-Ohio Valley Conference. Stephens was also a semi-finalist for the
Dick Howser Trophy and named to the 60-man Golden Spikes Award Watch
Mason Katz – a junior from Louisiana State University (LSU),
who finished the year with 13 homers, 52 RBI, and a slugging
percentage over .550. When not on the diamond, Katz loves spending
time on the golf course.
Aaron Judge – a sophomore from Fresno State University, who
finished the year with a batting average of more than .300 while
playing in all 58 games. He is a two-time First Team All-WAC selection
and a 2012 WAC All-Tournament Team selection.
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Tickets for the 2012 TD Ameritrade
College Home Run Derby are $8 for children, $12 for adults, or $35 for a
Family Four-Pack. Tickets may be purchased in-person from the CenturyLink
Center arena box offices, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000,
or online at www.collegehomerunderby.com.
Handling fees will apply to those tickets purchased over the phone or
online, but not to those purchased in-person.
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