Pitch, Hit and Run competition to be held in Greenwood

April 30, 2014 

Boys and girls in the Lee’s Summit area will get a chance to test their baseball and softball skills in Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit and Run Competition May 3 at Hitt Park in Greenwood.

The Pitch, Hit and Run Competition is a free event which tests pitching, hitting and running skills. Participants must be between the ages of 7 and 14 as of July 17, 2014. The competitors are divided between baseball (boys) and softball (girls) in four different age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14.

The competition kicks off at noon and lasts until 5 p.m. Participants may come anytime between those hours and should plan on about 15 minutes to complete the different circuits. YES! Fitness and Sports Performance, Paradise Park, Abundant Life Church and the Greenwood Parks and Recreation (Greenwood Baseball and Softball Association) are working with Scott’s and Major League Baseball to bring this event to Greenwood.

The winners from this competition advance to a second round against other winning competitors in the Kansas City Royals market. The winners from that round will get to compete at Kaufmann Stadium prior to a Royals game in the last part of June. The winners from that round will advance to the Major League All-Star Game in Minneapolis in July to compete for the national title in their division.

Participants may sign up the day of the event or pre-register at either YES! Youth Fitness and Sports Performance, Paradise Park or Abundant Life Church.

For more information about the Pitch, Hit, Run contest, please visit the MLB website at http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/kids/mlb_pitch_hit_run.jsp or contact Mark Mohler at m4mohler@gmail.com.

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