Baseball invites contestants to Home Run Derby

By Jacob Knabel on Sep. 13, 2016 in Baseball

Home Run Derby flyer

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University baseball program invites you to step up to the plate and swing for the fence. For the second-straight year, head coach Ryan Dupic’s Bulldogs will host a home run derby, open to anyone and everyone, at Plum Creek Park. This year’s event is set for Friday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. CT. The event will also feature a throwing station with a radar gun.

To enter the Home Run Derby, contact Coach Dupic at or at 319-400-0264. All pledges must be given to Dupic prior to or on the day of the Derby. For $10, contestants will be given 10 swings. Attendees can also pay $5 to get five throws clocked by the radar gun.

A shortened fence will be set up for increased home run opportunities. Contestants will be awarded two points for hitting the ball over the regulation fence and one point for clearing the first fence. A trophy will be awarded to the winner of both the male and female contests. Last year’s winners were Bryce Berg and Nicole Dobernecker.

Home Run Derby participants are also invited to attend the Concordia baseball intrasquad scrimmages the next day (Saturday, Sept. 24). The intrasquads will begin at 10 a.m. from Plum Creek Park. All member of the 2016-17 baseball team will also be present at the Home Run Derby. Some players will participate.