Six of college baseball’s biggest sluggers will meet at the 2019 Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans College Home Run Derby on Saturday at 7 p.m. CT. This year’s participants include Kentucky’s T.J. Collett, Northern Kentucky’s Griffin Doersching, Ole Miss’ Tyler Keenan, Wake Forest’s Chris Lanzilli, Duke’s Michael Rothenberg and Cal’s Quentin Selma. The event coincides with the 35th annual Omaha World-Herald Fireworks Show, which will take place immediately following the Derby.
The 10th annual Rocket Mortgage College Home Run Derby will be televised live on ESPN2, while ESPN Player will also livestream the event to an international audience. ESPN Player streams more than 10,000 live events and thousands of hours of live and on-demand sports from around the world to regions across Europe, Middle East and Africa and parts of Asia, notably Japan. For more information on ESPN Player, log on to www.espnplayer.com and visit their FAQ pages.
Collett, who was named a preseason first-team All-SEC selection in February, posted 10 home runs this season, marking the second straight year he finished with 10 home runs, and was also the team leader in RBI (40). Overall, Collett played in 47 games this season, and was named SEC Player of the Week on April 15 after belting two game-winning home runs in a series against then-No. 10 Ole Miss. A member of the SEC Community Service Team, he becomes the second Wildcat to compete in the Rocket Mortgage College Home Run Derby in the last three events, joining former Kentucky standout Tristan Pompey, who is part of the Miami Marlins organization. The Terre Haute, Ind., native looks to become the first SEC player to take home the event title.
Tickets for the event can be purchased by logging on to www.collegehomerunderby.com or ticketmaster.com, or by visiting the CHI Health Center Omaha box office. Tickets begin at just $10, and special rates are available for groups of 20 or more. Exclusive on-field experiences are also available for groups. Group sales information can be found by visiting the ticket page at www.collegehomerunderby.com/tickets. Follow the Rocket Mortgage College Home Run Derby on Facebook and Twitter for the latest event updates and information.