The Waldoboro Recreation Department, Waldoboro Little League and the Medomak Valley Community Foundation will host the Aquafina® Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run Competition Saturday, May 15 at the Waldoboro Recreation Complex on Main street in Waldoboro.

The rain date is Sunday, May 16.

Boys and girls in the Midcoast whose birthdate falls between July 18, 1995 and July 17, 2003 (inclusive) are eligible to participate. Registration begins at 1 p.m. near the large baseball field. New for 2010, girls and boys will compete separately.

The Pitch, Hit & Run Competition is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball®. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete free of charge, in competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills. The competition includes pitching at a target, hitting balls from a fixed tee for distance and accuracy, and running for timed score.

Competitors are divided into four gender specific age divisions: ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14; and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including the team championships at Fenway Park and the national finals at the 2010 MLBTM All-Star Game®. The individual pitching, hitting and running champion, along with the all-around champion in each age group from Waldoboro will advance to the sectional competition on Saturday, May 22 in Freeport.

Those not registered in the Waldoboro Little League program must present proof of birthdate. For more information, contact Kyle Santheson, director of the Waldoboro Recreation Department, at 832-5369.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at sports@villagesoup.com.