ABAC’S own Sigma Alpha Professional Sorority chapter hosted their second annual “Homerun Derby” event on March 13. This year’s event was open to ABAC students, faculty, staff and the community of Tifton.
The event, which was organized by Sigma Alpha’s fundraiser chairs, Kylie Erwin and Ariel Smith, allowed baseball lovers of all ages to come and compete for the title of “Homerun Derby Champion.”
The basis of the competition was simple—whoever hit the most balls over the baseball field fence was deemed the winner. In order to raise funds for future Sigma Alpha events, entry to the competition was only 8 dollars.
With the entry fee, each competitor had 10 pitches to make it over the fence. Sigma Alpha sisters also sold barbeque plates to cover the cost of the event, as well as to raise money for “Homerun Derbies” in the future.
One sister in attendance, Alex Branch, helped to register all of the participants for the competition. When asked how she felt the event went, she said, “The event went well. I enjoyed getting to meet all of the competitors and felt that the support from the community was outstanding.”
Ragan Head, a competitor in the event, felt that “The competition was a success. There were a lot of people that participated in the event, and the barbeque plates were an awesome way to end the night.”
This year’s competition resulted in a very close call for the first, second and third place winners. Reece Bozeman placed first, followed by Ethan Goodroe in second place, and Slaton Maria in third. Due to the community’s support, Sigma Alpha will most likely continue to host the event in the future.
The annual event is usually scheduled for each spring semester and will continue to be a source of wholesome fun for ABAC students and Tifton community members alike.