Sam Houston State students and sports fans are invited to the Bearkat Softball "Home Run Derby" on Saturday, February 2 at the Softball Complex to compete in a contest of hitting skill.

Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. and the "Home Run Derby" begins at 12 noon. Participants have the opportunity to test their skills against current Sam Houston State pitchers.

The "Home Run Derby" will consist of teams and individual batters competing to hit the most home runs.

There will be three elimination rounds with each hitter awarded six outs per round.

Entry fee is $25 for each individual batter and $100 for each team of four.

Awards will be given to both top male and top female home run hitters and to the top team of home run hitters.

Grand prize for the top team is four premium box tickets to the Houston Astros and a $100 gift card to Humphrey's. Individual male grand prize is a new Louisville Slugger bat. Individual female grand prize is a new Louisville Slugger glove.

Proceeds will benefit the Sam Houston State University Softball team.

Parking is available at the North football tailgate parking lot. Coca-Cola products and water will be sold at the event.

For more information, call the Sam Houston softball office at (936) 294-1745.