Area youth to compete in Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run

FI-baseballAmerican Legion Baseball will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run Competition for area youth Sunday April 19, with 1 p.m. registration and 1:30 competition, at Cal Ripken Turf Field Ocean Avenue in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport.

Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters an opportunity to compete, free of charge in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati Ohio.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and running Champions along with the All-Round Champion in each age and gender group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the sectional Level of Competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out the registration/wavier form prior to the start of the competition.

For questions concerning the competition, contact your local coordinator, Sarsfield Ford at [email protected]

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