Oct. 5, 2012
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati Baseball Alumni/Diamond Club opened Homecoming weekend with its annual Home Run Derby at Marge Schott Stadium on Friday, Oct. 5. Members and baseball alumni were invited to take part in the event.
Bearcats Lance Durham and Ryan Minges took home the 2012 Home Run Derby titles. They represented the 30 and under, and 31 and over divisions, respectively.
In 2009, Durham earned first-team ABCA All-Region, second-team All-BIG EAST and second-team All-America recognition. That season he set UC's single-season hits record with 99. Durham still holds the single-season school-record batting average (.427).
Durham was drafted in the 14th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Minges (1997-01) is ranked 8th in career home runs (31). His 60 games played in 2000 remains the most played in a single season. He is also third in single-season at bats with 246.
Cincinnati Baseball will host its first full-squad scrimmage Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. in Marge Schott Stadium. Admission is free to the public.