OMAHA, Neb. – Fresno State’s Aaron Judge beat out Virginia Tech’s Tyler Horan and LSU’s Mason Katz to become the third TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby champion last night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha (Neb.) in front of 22,403 people. The event will be televised nationwide at 2 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 7, on CBS.
With only one out remaining and trailing Horan by three in the final round, Judge blasted four consecutive home runs plus the bonus ball – worth two – to take an insurmountable lead prior to Katz' turn. The Bulldogs’ 6-foot-7 sophomore hit a total of 16 home runs in the three-round competition. After the first town rounds, Katz led with a combined 12 home runs; Judge and Horan tied with eight, setting up the three-player final.
Major League Baseball legend and 1985 Heisman Trophy Winner Bo Jackson served as the honorary hitting coach for participants.
The event also recognized Davidson College’s Drew Gadaire, recipient of the first Fan’s Choice Award presented by TD Ameritrade
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