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Why Pitch, Hit & Run?

FUN, FREE, MLB

We’re so excited to bring MLB’s Pitch Hit & Run to your community! It’s a free event for softball and baseball players, ages 7 to 14. Your child can showcase their skills and compete against their peers. The best part? The top scorers at the Team Championship earn an all-expenses paid trip for them and one guardian to Game 2 of the World Series, with the Pitch, Hit & Run National Finals taking place on the same field the day after!

This is a perfect opportunity to let your child feel like a pro as they test out their major league skills.

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How Pitch, Hit & Run works:

  1. Athletes compete in the following divisions:

    1. Baseball Division:

      1. 7-8 Age Division

      2. 9-10 Age Division

      3. 11-12 Division

      4. 13-14 Division

    2. Softball Division

      1. 7-8 Age Division

      2. 9-10 Age Division

      3. 11-12 Division

      4. 13-14 Division

  2. Pitch: Athletes are tested on the accuracy of their throw. They get five attempts to hit the strike zone from a designated pitching line. If any portion of the target is hit, it counts toward the athlete’s total points. Each time they hit the target they receive 50 points, 100 points for a bullseye.

  3. Hit: Athletes hit the ball off a tee as far as possible. They can adjust the tee to their desired height, and they receive 5 tries. Each ball receives points depending on what zone it lands in—the score is based off where it lands, not where it rolls.

  4. Run: Athletes are measured to see how quickly they can run from home to first base. Each participant gets two attempts to run, and their fastest score is recorded.

  5. Athletes receive an overall score, which determines if they can advance to the Team Championship.

  6. Winners who go to the Team Championships are put in a pool with other Team Championship winners, and the highest scores receive an all-expenses-paid trip for them and one guardian to the National Finals, which takes place during the 2023 MLB All-Star Week.