Michael Rothenberg puts on a show, but falls short in Home Run Derby

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 24: A general view of TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, prior to game one of the College World Series Championship Series between Michigan and Vanderbilt on June 24, 2019 at in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
OMAHA, NE - JUNE 24: A general view of TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, prior to game one of the College World Series Championship Series between Michigan and Vanderbilt on June 24, 2019 at in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /
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As the college baseball season winds down, the last event of the season had a Duke Baseball player take part in Omaha at the Home Run Derby.

The Duke Baseball season came to an end in a disappointing fashion in Game 3 of the Super Regional, but it was still a wildly successful season and the program still sent one player to Omaha to take part in the Home Run Derby.

Days after hosting the College World Series where the Vanderbilt Commodores, the program that knocked out Duke, defeated the Michigan Wolverines in a three game series, TD Ameritrade Park was the host of the College Home Run Derby to put a bow on a terrific 2019 season.

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Catcher Michael Rothenberg led the Blue Devils blasting 11 home runs and also a team-leading knocking in 52 RBI in his sophomore season and the Boca Raton, Florida native was a participant in the College Home Run Derby on Saturday night.

Rothenberg was joined by T.J. Collett of Kentucky, Griffin Doersching from Northern Kentucky, Tyler Keenan out of Ole Miss, an ACC foe in Chris Lanzilli of  Wake Forest, and Quentin Selma from California.

In the first round of the derby, the Duke catcher blasted 13 home runs, which was good enough to advance to the second round, where he finished his two rounds with a total of 25 long balls, but it was not good enough to advance to the finals as Keenen went on a tear in the final seconds of his round to edge out Rothenberg.

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Griffin Doersching ended up winning the Home Run Derby after a posting 20 homers in the final round.

Michael Rothenberg will look to capitalize yet again entering his junior season in Durham just like he did from his freshman season to sophomore season, improving in all of his offensive categories from a year ago.