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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2014 > January-April > Local Little League® Programs Can Host 2014 MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions

Local Little League® Programs Can Host 2014 MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions

Local Little League® Programs Can Host 2014 MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions

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Local Little League® programs wishing to provide players with a skills assessment program are encouraged to host a Major League Baseball’s 2014 Pitch, Hit and Run competition.

Pitch, Hit and Run is the official youth skills competition of Major League Baseball and can be hosted by any local Little League. An administrative kit is provided when you register to host an event.

The MLB Pitch, Hit and Run is a free one-day skills competition for boys and girls ages 7-14 that emphasizes the fun elements of baseball and softball, which allows children to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. The top participants in both the boys and girls divisions can advance through four (4) levels of competition, including team championships at Major League ballparks, and the National Finals at the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Minneapolis this July.

Children compete in four age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Age is determined as of July 17, 2014.

To bring a MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition to your Little League, community or neighborhood, log on to www.mlb.com/phr to submit an online registration with a date, time and competition location. Once you register you will receive an administrative kit from the Pitch, Hit and Run headquarters. The administrative kit includes a handbook, “Strike Zone” banner, registration forms, award certificates, participation cards and all you will need to host a local competition.

LEVELS OF COMPETITION

Local Competition - March 1 – Mid May

  • All-Around, Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions advance from each age group.

Sectional Competition - Mid May-Early June

  • Each Sectional is part of an MLB team’s geographic market. 
  • All-Around Champions in each age group are eligible to advance. 
  • The top three scores in each age and gender group among the Sectional All-Around Champions within each MLB geographic market will advance to the Team Championships.

MLB Team Championship - June (weekends)

  • Held in all 30 Major League Ballparks. 
  • Participants must place first in their age group to be eligible to advance. 
  • The top three scores in each age and gender group out of all 30 MLB Team Championships will advance to the National Finals.

National Finals – MLB All-Star Week

  • National Finalists receive an all-expense paid trip to compete during All-Star Week in Minneapolis, Minn. Finalists will participate in an array of festivities, including a PHR Welcome Reception, MLB Brunch and All-Star FanFest. Finalists will compete on the field prior to shagging fly balls during the Home Run Derby and attending the All-Star Game.

At each level of competition, competitors will receive an item for their participation. Prizes at different levels of competition include certificates, medals, trophies and other awards.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please, contact our PHR Headquarters by email at www.mlb.com/phr