MLB baseball, softball skills competition coming to Pelham May 5

FROM STAFF REPORTS

PELHAM – Alabama American Legion Baseball will host Pitch, Hit and Run on Saturday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Pelham City Park.

Pitch, Hit and 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.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 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 2019 MLB All-Star Game.

The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around champion in each division age group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition in Madison.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration and waiver form prior to the start of the competition.

Register for the event at Mlb.com/pitch-hit-and-run/find-a-competition/get-started.

For questions concerning the local competition, email the American Legion Baseball coordinator at Triplenickelbaseball@gmail.com.