College of Charlestons Aldrich, USCs Dantzler to compete in Home Run Derby
College of Charleston slugger Daniel Aldrich will return to Omaha, Neb., next week to defend his title in the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby.
Also competing in the contest, which is 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, is South Carolinaís LB Dantzler. The event will be broadcast via tape delay on WCSC (CBS) at 2 p.m. July 7.
Last season, Aldrich won the title with a dominating performance, hitting 10 home runs in the first two rounds before defeating Georgia Southernís Victor Roache, 4-2, in the final round.
A native of Mount Pleasant, Aldrich finished the 2012 season on a tear, hitting .372 in the last 23 regular season games with eight home runs and 25 RBIs. He was named the SoCon Player of the Week twice. He finished the season with 11 home runs and a team-high 46 RBIs, batting .287 and slugging .574.
Dantzler hit .262 this season with 10 homers and 48 RBIs for the College World Series runner-ups.
Joining Aldrich and Dantzler for this yearís competition will be Virginia Techís Tyler Horan (15 homers), Georgia Techís Daniel Palka (12), Virginiaís Derek Fisher (7), Tennessee Techís Zach Stephens (18), LSUís Mason Katz (13) and Fresno Stateís Aaron Judge (4).