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05/05/2013 - PITCH, HIT & RUN™ Competition in Chadron

The Major League Baseball® PITCH, HIT & RUN™ Presented by Scotts® provides youngsters across the country an opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball skills competition. This national initiative gives boys and girls, ages 7-14, the chance to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. Girls have the opportunity to compete and be awarded in a separate softball division.
PITCH, HIT & RUN™ is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the "FUN" element of baseball/softball competition. Since there is NO registration fee for this program, everyone has the opportunity to participate. 
PITCH, HIT & RUN™ tests three of the most fundamental aspects of baseball- pitching, hitting and running.
PITCH: Participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated “Strike Zone target”. Any method of underhand/overhand pitching or throwing is accepted
HIT:  Participant hits a ball off a stationary tee for distance and accuracy.
RUN: Participant is timed starting from second base, touching third then home.
All of the events are individually scored and converted to a total point score. Boys and Girls compete in separate divisions at all levels of competition. Participants will compete in each of the three components of PITCH, HIT & RUN™, and accumulated a total score based on his/her performance.
First level of competition 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 SECTIONAL Competitions. At this level, the Sectional All-Around Champions become eligible to advance to the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS, which are held during June in all 30 Major League Baseball® markets. The culmination occurs at the NATIONAL FINALS, held at the 2013 Major League Baseball® All-Star Game® at Citi Field- New York, NY during All Star Week.
The local level of competition is Sunday, May 5th at Maurice Horse Fields in Chadron.
Registration is from 1:30-2:30 PM; Competition at 3:00 PM.
All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate or baptismal record at all levels of competition at time of registration. No metal spikes allowed.
The Pitch, Hit, Run competition is hosted by the Chadron Kiwanis Club.
For more information contact: Rob Bila 432-2399 or Duane Gardener 432-4142