Saints Alonzo Harris And Angelo Songco To Participate in Select Heartland Chevy Dealers Home Run Derby On August 1 At CHS FieldST. PAUL, MN July 21, 2016
The St. Paul Saints have led the American Association in home runs for most of the season and it’s only fitting two of their top home run hitters will take their place in the Select Heartland Chevy Dealers Home Run Derby on August 1 at CHS Field. Outfielder Alonzo Harris, who currently has 12 long balls and first baseman Angelo Songco, with 11, will be two of the eight representatives in The Derby.
The home run derby will be made up of the top eight home run hitters from the American Association and the Can Am League. The players that are scheduled to appear in the home run derby are: Burt Reynolds (Texas AirHogs) who leads both leagues in home runs with 19, Josh Mazzola (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks) -15, Art Charles (New Jersey Jackals) – 15, Alonzo Harris (St. Paul Saints) – 12, Angelo Songco (St. Paul Saints) – 11, Marcus Nidiffer (Rockland Boulders) – 11, Curt Smith (Lincoln Saltdogs) – 11 and Denis Phipps (Laredo Lemurs) - 10.
Each player will get 10 outs with each ball that isn’t a home run counting as an out. Each home run after the ninth out will be a “money ball” and counted as two home runs. The first round all eight hitters will compete against each other with the top four moving on to the semi-final. In the semi-final the players will be seeded based upon number of home runs from the first round with the top seed taking on the number four seed and two vs. three. Any ties will be broken by regular season home runs. The winner of each semi-final round will meet for the championship and, once again, each player will get 10 outs.
The Select Heartland Chevy Dealers Home Run Derby will take place as part of All-Star Monday and will go from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and will be televised on the Saints Cable Network, cable access channels in the Twin Cities area, and streamed live on americanassociationbaseball.tv.
The schedule for All-Star Monday is as follows:
5:30 p.m. – Gates Open
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – iHeart Radio Celebrity Softball Game
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Chris Hawkey Band
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Select Heartland Chevy Dealers Home Run Derby
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Soul Asylum
Tickets for All-Star Monday are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. They can be purchased at the Saints box office or over the phone at 651-644-6659, Monday-Friday from 9-6 or Saturday 10-2 or anytime at saintsbaseball.com.
The Saints will host the 2016 American Association All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets for the 2016 American Association All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 2 begin at $5 for berm seating (available only on day of game in person at the box office), $9 for bleacher seats, $15 for the drink rail, $17 for outfield reserved, $19 for infield reserved and $21 for home plate reserved.
Saints Box Office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m. Monday throughFriday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game. Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.