The Waldoboro Recreation Department, Waldoboro Little League and Medomak Valley Community Foundation will combine to host the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run Competition on Saturday, May 14.

The competition will be at the Waldoboro Recreation Complex and Midcoast boys and girls, whose birth date fall between July 18, 1996 and July 17, 2004, are eligible to participate. Registration begins at 1 p.m. near the Charles “Chuck” Begley Memorial Field.

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 a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. The competition includes pitching at a target, hitting balls from a fixed tee for distance and accuracy and running for timed score.

Boys and girls compete separately in four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14. Participants have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including the team championships at Fenway Park and the national finals at the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

The individual pitching, hitting and running champion, along with the all-around champion in each age group and division, will advance to the sectional competition on Sunday, May 22 in Old Orchard Beach.

Those not registered in the Waldoboro Little League program must present proof of birth date.

For more information, call Kyle Santheson, Waldoboro recreation director, at 832-5369.

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