The Kane County Cougars will host a Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition, presented by Scotts, on Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. The event is free for area youth between the age of 7 and 14 (age is determined as of July 17, 2013). All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate for age verification, as well as fill out a registration/waiver form. There is no advance registration.
Also that morning, the Cougars will be offering a free youth baseball/softball clinic led by Cougars players that is open to the public. The event will take place from 9:30 until 11 a.m. that morning. No RSVP is necessary; interested attendees should bring a glove and bat and can arrive through the stadium's Gate 3 entrance beginning at 9 a.m. that morning.
Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills.
Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.
The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around champion in each age group on May 4, will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition.
For questions concerning the competition or clinic, please contact the Cougars at (630) 232-8811.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.