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.
Open bating practice is from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Simpson Field. Sluggers of all ages pay $5 for eight swings. If you hit a home run - you win your money back! While they wait to bat, little Future Chargers can get their official "Home Run Derby" poster signed by the Hillsdale College Charger Baseball team.
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 a 30 second timeout for every minute 90 seconds of swings. 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.
CHAMPION - Dylan Lottinville
CHAMPION - Jacob DePillo
CHAMPION - Cooper Petersen