Dodger Stadium hosts Pitch, Hit & Run event
LOS ANGELES -- The outfield at Dodger Stadium was buzzing with excitement and full of energy on Sunday, as kids ages 7-14 participated in Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit & Run competition.
Sunday's event featured the team championship program representing the Dodgers. The top three scores in each age and gender group out of all 30 MLB team championships will advance to the Pitch, Hit & Run national finals held at Citi Field in New York City during MLB All-Star Week in July.
The program is the "Official Youth Skills Competition of Major League Baseball," with more than 600,000 kids participating across North America in 2013 in girls softball and boys baseball divisions. Pitch, Hit & Run provides youth with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and advance through four levels of competition, beginning at the local level. Over 4,000 local competitions take place each year, hosted by organizations, leagues or volunteers within a community.
Below are the winners of Sunday's competition:
7-8-year-old girls age division: Brielle Minor
9-10-year-old girls age division: Myla Pellegrini
11-12-year-old girls age division: Anica Cuevas
13-14-year-old girls age division: Dominique Garcia
7-8-year-old boys age division: Bryce Rainer
9-10-year-old boys age division: Mikey Easter
11-12-year-old boys age division: Jaden Lyburtus
13-14-year-old boys age division: Levi Horner-Villa