Florida sophomore outfielder Wil Dalton was selected for the 2018 Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans College Home Run Derby.
The Derby will be held Saturday, June 30 at 8:00 PM EST and will air live on ESPN2. The event will be hosted at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, the same site as the annual College World Series. Dalton is the only player selected that competed in the CWS in 2018.
Dalton is the first Gators player to be selected as a participant in the Derby’s nine year history.
Dalton hit .262 with 19 homers and 60 RBI as a sophomore with the Gators.
Dalton transferred to Florida by way of Columbia State (TN) Community College where he smacked 15 home runs which ranks second in program history.
Dalton was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 29th round of the 2016 MLB Draft before attending Columbia State.
Home Run Derby Participants:
- Wil Dalton (Florida)
- Logan Davidson (Clemson)
- Thomas Dillard (Mississippi)
- Kyle McCann (Georgia Tech)
- Parker Phillips (Austin Peay)
- Nic Ready (Air Force)
*Information for this article was provided by the official UF baseball press release.