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Posted on: April 28, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Pitch, Hit & Run

Battle Creek Bombers and Battle Creek Parks & Recreation Major League Baseball PITCH, HIT & RUN is Saturday, May 3rd located at C.O. Brown Stadium (1392 Capital Ave NE Battle Creek, MI 49017).
Registration starts at 10:00AM-10:45AM
Event begins at 11:00AM

Major League Baseball PITCH, HIT & RUN provides youngsters across the country an opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball/softball skills competition. This national initiative gives boys and girls ages 7-14, the chance to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. Boys and girls compete separately at all levels of competition. MLB PITCH, HIT & RUN is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the "FUN" element of baseball and softball. Since there is NO registration fee, everyone has the opportunity to participate.

MLB PITCH, HIT & RUN tests three of the most fundamental aspects of baseball/softball-pitching, hitting, and running.
PITCH - Participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated "Strike Zone" target.
HIT - Participant hits a ball off a stationary tee for distance and accuracy.
RUN - Participant is timed, starting from second base, touching third then touching home plate.
*All events are individually scored and converted to a total point score through the use of conversion tables.

MLB PITCH, HIT & RUN is a national grassroots program that has four levels of competition -
LOCAL - The first level is of a LOCAL scope. Everyone must participate in a local competition in order to advance to the higher levels. Champions at the local level advance to a SECTIONAL competition.

SECTIONAL - At this level, the youngster must be a 1st Place All-Around Champion in his/her age/gender group in order to become eligible to advance to the Team Championship. The Sectional All-Around Champions scores are compared with the other Sectional Champions scores in that respective MLB team market. The Top 3 participants in each age and gender group advance to the Team Championship. The Sectional Champion does NOT automatically advance to the Team Championship.

*After the Team Championships, the All-Around Champions in each age and gender group are ranked nationally by total score. The champions scores from all 30 team markets are compared and the top scorers in each age and gender group nationwide advance to the NATIONAL FINALS which are held at the 2014 MLB All-Star Week.

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