Pitch, Hit & Run Monday May 7th

PHR-LogoOnce again we are hosting the Pitch Hit & Run Competition! The event will take place on Monday May 7th from 5 to 7 PM. Pitch Hit & Run is a fun event for boys and girls aged 7 to 14. It is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. Each participant  begins by competing in their local park and they have an opportunity to advance to  Sections, Team Championships and the National Finals which is held at the MLB All Star Game! Each Local All Around Champion from each division age group is eligible to advance to the Sectional Competition which takes place in Mid May/Early June.

The top 3 scores in each division age group from the Sectional Competition are eligible to advance to the Team Championship in June. The top 3 scores in each division age group are eligible to advance to the National Finals. National Finalists receive an all expense paid trip to the All Star Game and will compete on field at the game!

We Need Volunteers – please email curtwaldner@shaw.ca if you can help!

  • People for set up/clean up of stations
  • 3 coaches at each station
  • 3-4 parents to register players
  • 2 parents to record times

Competitors compete in 4 age groups

  • Ages 7/8
  • Ages 9/10
  • Ages 11/12
  • Ages 13/14

Age is determined by the age they are as of July 17, 2016.

The Pitch
This portion of the competition is to show how accurately you can throw strikes. You getpitch six attempts to throw at a target from a designated distance (Baseball is a 35 foot distance, Softball is a 45 foot distance). Each successful hit on the target is worth 75 points!

The Hit
hitIn this portion you get to show how awesome you can hit the ball! Hits are measured for distance and accuracy. Each competitor is allowed 3 attempts at hitting a ball from a stationary tee. The best hit of all 3 attempts will count towards your score.

The Run
This portion is all about showing how fast and accurate you can run. All participants runrun a total of 120 feet. You sprint from a start line at 2nd base, touch third base and touch home plate (don’t forget to touch home plate!!!!!). The timer starts from the moment you leave 2nd base and stops as soon as you touch home plate. No sliding
allowed.

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