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Anderson Independent Mail (S.C.) | June 20, 2017

Clemson's Davidson to participate in College Home Run Derby

  Davidson totaled 12 home runs, 41 runs batted in, 56 runs scored, 42 walks and 10 steals in 63 games.

Clemson freshman Logan Davidson is one of six players selected to participate in the 2017 College Home Run Derby in Omaha, Nebraska, it was announced Tuesday by Intersport, a sponsoring creator of sports and entertainment marketing platforms. The event takes place at 9 p.m. July 1 and will be televised live by ESPN2.

Former champions include current New York Yankees slugger and rookie of the year front-runner Aaron Judge, who leads Major League Baseball in home runs with 23 through 65 games played.

Davidson, a switch-hitter from Charlotte, North Carolina, was one of the most dynamic Clemson players in 2017. He totaled 12 home runs, 41 runs batted in, 56 runs scored, 42 walks and 10 steals in starting all 63 games at shortstop. He became the first Clemson shortstop to hit double-digit homers in a season since 2007, when Taylor Harbin managed the feat.

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Davidson, who hit seven of his 12 homers as a left-handed batter, was named a first-team freshman All-American by Perfect Game, the first Tiger shortstop to earn freshman All-America honors since 2000, when Jeff Baker did it.

The All-ACC Freshman selection is the second Tiger to compete in the annual event. Former Tiger Richie Shaffer (2010-12), who like Davidson attended Providence High School in Charlotte, participated in the 2011 College Home Run Derby. Davidson's father, Mark, played at Clemson (1982) and played six years (1986-91) in the majors with the Twins (1987 World Series champion) and Astros.

The College Home Run Derby includes three rounds of play. Contestants in each round have a timed period of four minutes to hit as many home runs as they can, rather than the 10-out method. Once the timed period concludes, contestants have one final opportunity to hit a home run with the "Bonus Ball." If successful, two additional home runs are added to the contestant's total score. A record 185 home runs were hit during the 2016 competition, when this timed format was used for the first time.

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Other participants include Morehead State's Niko Hulsizer, who hit 27 homers this year, and Alabama's Chandler Taylor, who hit 16 homers.

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