Waldoboro Recreation Department event

Youth to compete in Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit, Run Competition

By Staff | May 03, 2016

Waldoboro — The Waldoboro Recreation Department again will host Pitch Hit & Run, the official skills competition of Major League Baseball, presented by Scott's, on Sunday afternoon, May 15 at the Waldoboro Recreation Complex.

Midcoast boys and girls are eligible to participate and compete separately in four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 and 13/14. A child's age is determined as of July 17, 2016.

Registration for the event begins at 1 p.m. at Charles "Chuck" Begley Memorial Field. The competition will begin shortly thereafter, rain or shine.

Pitch, Hit & Run is a grassroots program 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.

Participants have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including the team championships at Fenway Park and the national finals at the 2016 MLB All-Star Game in San Diego.

The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around champion, in each age group and division from the Waldoboro event will be eligible to compete in the sectional competition on Sunday, May 22 in Bangor.

Those not registered in the Waldoboro/Friendship Division of Medomak Valley Little League must present proof of birth date.

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

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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