BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU junior outfielder/first baseman Mason Katz will compete in the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby on Tuesday, July 3 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. The event will be taped and televised nationally on CBS on Saturday, July 7 from 1-2 p.m. CT.
The other participants in the eight-player event are Daniel Aldrich of the College of Charleston, LB Dantzler of South Carolina, Derek Fisher of Virginia, Tyler Horan of Virginia Tech, Aaron Judge of Fresno State, Daniel Palka of Georgia Tech and Zach Stephens of Tennessee Tech.
Katz, a native of Harahan, La., earned 2012 first-team ABCA All-South Region honors and second-team All-SEC recognition after hitting .320 on the year with 15 doubles, one triple, 13 homers and 52 RBI. Katz led the SEC in runs scored (65), and he was No. 3 in the league in home runs, No. 4 in slugging percentage (.552), No. 4 in total bases (133) and No. 6 in RBI.
Tickets for the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby are $8 for children, $12 for adults, or $35 for a Family Four-Pack. Tickets may be purchased in-person from the CenturyLink Center arena box offices, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or online at www.collegehomerunderby.com.
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