Diffenderfer coming home

From Post staff reports
Former Mt. Juliet High baseball standout T.J. Diffenderfer is transferring this fall from Minnesota State University to play at Columbia State Community College after red-shirting at MN State.

At CSCC, Diffenderfer will be reunited with former Mt. Juliet teammate Logan Gray. Diffenderfer is playing for the Carolina Stingers this summer in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League based in the Carolina's.

He placed second in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game Home Run Derby held at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC earlier this month. Diffenderfer currently leads his team in home runs and second in the league with home runs.

At Mt. Juliet, he started in all four season in baseball for Golden Bears, batting .386 with 56 RBI, 32 doubles, two home runs and seven stolen bases as a senior.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Diffenderfer was named National Merit of Science and National Society of High School Scholar.