Clemson's Garrett Boulware Selected For the 2013 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby

Garrett Boulware (provided)


Omaha, NE - Clemson rising junior Garrett Boulware (Anderson, SC) will participate in the 2013 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby. {}The fourth-annual event will feature college baseball's top sluggers competing under the lights of TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha at 8:30 PM on July 3 and will air nationally on ESPN at 8:00 PM on July 4. {}This year's roster includes power hitters selected from a pool of eligible players who have ranked among the nation's home run leaders during the 2013 college baseball season.Boulware had a breakout year in 2013. {}The catcher clobbered eight home runs with 45 RBIs on his way to winning the Mitchell Award, given annually to the Tigers' most valuable player. {}Boulware also earned national attention by being named a Gregg Olson Award semi-finalist and to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List. {}Boulware will be the second Tiger to participate in the home run derby, joining Richie Shaffer (2011).The TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby includes three rounds of play - Round 1, featuring all contestants, Round 2, featuring the top four after Round 1, and Round 3, featuring the top two after Round 2. {}In each round, contestants will be challenged to hit as many home runs as they can before logging 10 "outs," or hits that do not result in a home run. {}Balls reaching the warning track will not count as an "out," giving players another opportunity at bat. {}Additionally, following the 10th and final out of each "at-bat," contestants will have an opportunity to hit a home run with the "Bonus Ball." {}If successful, the special ball will tack two additional home runs onto the contestant's total score.