MOREHEAD ST. BASEBALL | Hulsizer Reflects on Winning College HR Derby

07/05/2017 02:41 PM

On Saturday night, Niko Hulsizer won the College Home Run Derby in Omaha, Ne.

The Morehead St. outfielder beat Alabama’s Chandler Taylor in the finals.

“It’s kind of surreal,” said Hulsizer. “It’s a really cool feeling. It’s a great experience to go out there and beat some other guys that share the same passion as me.”

Overall on the night, Taylor hit 49 actual home runs and also connected on the “money balls,” which are worth two homers each.

“I was really happy that I was able to do that for my school and our conference,” said Hulsizer. “Being a mid-major, we don’t get as much love as some other big schools. So, it was pretty cool to put us on the map a little bit more and get some recognition.”

Hulsizer finished the 2017 season with 27 home runs, good enough for second most in the nation.

Andrew Chernoff

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