UL Lafayette slugger invited to college home run derby
LAFAYETTE - University of Louisiana Lafayette sophomore Caleb Adams has been selected to be one of eight student-athletes to compete in the 2013 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby contest.
Adams is the first Ragin' Cajuns baseball player to be selected to the event which is in its fourth year.
"Anytime you can represent the University like this it is an honor," head coach Tony Robichaux said. "This is something that is very positive for our team. This is a great reward for Caleb after all of the work and effort he put in last year. He is an extremely hard worker and put in a lot of time to get better as a hitter."
The home run derby will be held on Wednesday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET inside TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., home of the NCAA College World Series.
The fourth-annual event will air nationally on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 4.
This year's roster includes DJ Stewart of Florida State, Kenny Towns of Virginia, Matt Gonzalez of Georgia Tech, Bo Thompson of The Citadel, Garrett Boulware of Clemson and Michael Aquino of Rice.
Adams finished the season ranked ninth in the country with 16 home runs including three in postseason play. The Texarkana, Texas native finished the year with a .339 average driving in 55 runs on 64 hits with nine doubles and a triple to go with his 16 home runs. Adams also slugged .651 during the season which ranked 16th in the nation while posting a .435 on base percentage.