Major League Pitch, Hit, Run skills contest on March 8 for area youth

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

BERRYVILLE -- Berryville Parks and Recreation Director Emma Hamilton has announced the A.L.Carter Baseball Committee will host a free Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition for area youth on Saturday, March 8, at A.L. Carter Field.

The skills competition will begin at 9:30 a.m. March 8, with a rain date set for March 15. Girls and boys are encouraged to participate.

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

The Pitch, Hit and Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grass roots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball skills.

Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. They will have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2008 All-Star game.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running champions, along with the All-Around champion in each age group at the local competition, will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition.

For questions concerning the competition, contact Emma Hamilton at (870) 423-3139 at the Berryville Community Center.

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