Rockland Boulders to Host MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Contest

The Rockland Boulders will host the local qualifier for the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition on Saturday, May 12, at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, New York. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The competition is free for all participants. Boy and girls ages 7-14 are welcome to compete in the three events. No pre-registration is required. Pitch, Hit & Run is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball. This grass-roots program is designed to provide children with an opportunity to compete in an event that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

The Pitch portion of the program will test how accurately a competitor can throw strikes to a designated “Strike Zone” target. The Hit portion of the program will test a competitor’s ability to hit from a stationary tee for distance and accuracy. The Run portion will measure a competitor’s speed in a sprint from second base. Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14 (as if July 17, 2012). They will have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Local, Sectional, Team Championships at Major League Ballparks and the National Finals at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champion, along with the All-Around Champion in each age group and gender group at the Local Competition, will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of competition. Participants will be asked to provide a form of age verification (birth certificate), and all participants must sign a registration/waiver form. Metal spikes are not allowed. For questions concerning the competition, please contact the Boulders at (845) 364-000.

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