The Beloit Snappers and the Stateline Boys and Girl Club of South Beloit, IL and Beloit, WI to host the 2018 Local division Pitch Hit and Run competition at Pohlman Field on Sunday May 6, beginning at 11 am, with registration beginning at 9 am the day of the event.
Major League Baseball will be hosting the annual Scotts® Major League Baseball® PITCH HIT & RUN™ competition, and Pohlman Field has been selected as one of the Localized sites. This national skills program provides boys and girls, ages 7-14, the opportunity to showcase their pitching, hitting & running abilities in one of two divisions: baseball or softball.
PITCH HIT & RUN™ is administered nationally by LEJ Sports Group. The competition is easy to execute and the program includes four levels of competition, including the National Finals during 2018 MLB® All-Star Week in Washington, D.C. at Nationals Park.
All participants must have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form obtained from the local hosting organization or online at www.PitchHitRun.com. Boys and girls, ages 7-14, must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate for age verification.
There are two separate divisions of PITCH HIT & RUN™: baseball and softball. Participants may compete in either division. Once a participant has competed in a division, he/she must remain in that division for all subsequent levels of the competition, and may not switch divisions. Attempts to compete in both divisions will result in disqualification. Participants will compete in one the eight division age groups listed below. Age is determined as of July 17, 2018 (please see age verification chart on p.8). This should reflect the respective division in which the participant plays locally in team/league play.
PITCH HIT & RUN™ is established in geographic regions surrounding each Major League Baseball® team market. The regions encompass neighboring states, when necessary, to ensure the availability of the program to all young baseball fans. Youngsters may advance through four levels of competition - Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and National Finals.
To register in advance, participants may register online, or register at either Stateline Boys And Girls club location in Beloit, WI or South Beloit, IL or they may register at the Beloit Snappers Front Office. For more information you may contact the Beloit Snappers at 608-362-2272.
The Beloit Snappers are a member of the Midwest League and have been the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics since 2013. For more ticket information, contact the Snappers office at (608) 362-2272 or on our website, www.snappersbaseball.com.
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