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A Homecoming Tradition - The Charger Baseball Home Run Derby

A Homecoming Tradition - The Charger Baseball Home Run Derby
A Homecoming Tradition - The Charger Baseball Home Run Derby

Mark your calendars for the Friday of Hillsdale College Homecoming for the newest Charger Baseball annual tradition! This community event is quickly becoming the highly anticipated kickoff to the weekend events that bring so many Chargers home to the 'Dale. 

The derby is a single elimination bracket with three rounds total. In each bracket, the higher seed hits second. Batters have four minutes per round. The clock starts with the release of the first pitch. The next pitch cannot be released until the previous ball hits the ground. In the first round and semifinals, each hitter is allowed a 45 second timeout. In the finals, each batter gets two timeouts – one for 45 seconds and another for 30 seconds. Ties in any round will be broken by a 60-second swing-off with no stoppage of time. If a tie remains after the swing-off, batters will engage in successive three-swing swing-offs until there is a winner.


2017 TDC Homecoming Home Run Derby

CHAMPION - Dylan Lottinville

2018 TDC Homecoming Home Run Derby

CHAMPION - Jacob DePillo