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Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run at Ron Tonkin Field


Please contact Hannah August at [email protected] with questions.

All Hops fans ages 7 to 14 are invited to compete in the Scotts Pitch, Hit & Run competition at Ron Tonkin Field on Saturday, March 14th.

A Jr. Home Run Derby will take place from 10am - 12pm (requires a separate registration) and the Pitch Hit & Run competition will take place from 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

Winners of this competition have the chance to participate at T-Mobile Park in June, and the winners of that round have the chance to compete at the MLB All-Star game in Los Angeles in July!

The competition is FREE for all kids!

All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth document for age verification.

Pitch Hit & Run Participant Registration

Thank you for your interest in participating in Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run. Pitch Hit & Run provides youngsters across the country an opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball/softball skills competition. This national initiative gives boys and girls, ages 7 - 14, the chance to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. There are two separate divisions of Pitch Hit & Run; baseball and softball. Participants may compete in either division.

Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the FUN element of baseball/softball. Since there is NO registration fee, everyone has the opportunity to participate.

Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run tests three of the most fundamental aspects of baseball/softball -- pitching,hitting and running.

PITCH: Participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated Strike Zone target.

HIT: Participant hits a ball off a stationary tee for distance and accuracy.

RUN: Participant is timed, starting from second base, touching third then touching home plate.

All of the events are individually scored and converted to a total point score through the use of conversion tables.

Participants will compete in each of the three components of Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run and accumulate a total score based on his/her performance.


Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run is a national grassroots program that has four levels of competition -- Local, Sectional, Team Championship and National Finals.

The first level is of a LOCAL scope. Everyone must participate in a local competition in order to advance to the higher levels. Champions at the local level advance to a SECTIONAL Competition. At this level, the Sectional All-Around Champions become eligible to advance to the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS, which are held during June in all 30 Major League Baseball markets. The culmination occurs at the NATIONAL FINALS held annually during All-Star Week.


Each youngster MUST first participate at a Local Competition. To advance, local champions will be compared to other champions in their age level in the Mariners Team Championship market, and the top 3 overall will advance. Qualifiers will be notified by Pitch, Hit, Run if they advance.

After the Team Championships, the All-Around Champions in each division age group are ranked nationally by total score. The champions' scores from all 30 team markets are compared and the top scorers in each division age group nationwide advance to the National Finals.


All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth document for age verification at all levels of competition.

Each youngster may participate in only one division - baseball or softball.

In the event of a tie when awarding the CHAMPION in each division age group, the player with the highest Hit score among those involved with the tie will win the tiebreaker. If a tie still exists, the player with the highest Run score of those involved with the tie will win the tiebreaker.

In the event of threatening weather conditions, cancellations and rescheduling will be determined by the hosting organization at the competition site.

Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run endorses proper conduct and good sportsmanship.

Major League Baseball, LEJ Sports Group and state coordinators and organizers of Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run competition reserve the right to make rulings and recommendations regarding the competition events determined to be in the best interest of the program. All rulings and recommendations are final.

Participation in the Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run competition authorizes Major League Baseball and LEJ Sports Group to use participant's name, likeness and other personal rights for promotional use without compensation.


Age is determined as of July 17, 2020. The following chart is an age group breakdown for the Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run events in 2020:

Age as of July 17, 2020
Age 7/8: July 18, 2011 to July 17, 2013
Age 9/10: July 18, 2009 to July 17, 2011
Age 11/12: July 18, 2007 to July 17, 2009
Age 13/14: July 18, 2005 to July 17, 2007