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Big 12 Trio to Compete in 2014 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby
July 01, 2014
Hunter Haley (Oklahoma), Tres Barrera (Texas) and Eric Gutierrez (Texas Tech) are among eight sluggers who will vie for the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby title on Thursday, July 3, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.
The fifth-annual derby will air live on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. CT.
Haley, a sophomore, collected Second Team Academic All-Big 12 accolades. The left-handed hitting outfielder belted six home runs and knocked in 34 runs, while batting .294 this season.
Gutierrez had a breakthrough season in 2014, batting .302, with a .530 slugging percentage and a Big-12-leading 12 home runs and 58 RBI. In addition to earning First Team All-Big 12 Conference and American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Midwest Region honors, the right-handed-hitting sophomore helped Texas Tech to its first trip to the College World Series this year.
An Big 12 All-Freshman Team selection in 2014, Barrera played a key role in helping the University of Texas to the College World Series this season. The freshman catcher, who was a member of the All-Houston Regional Team, racked up five homers, 13 doubles and 35 RBI on the year.
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