Pitch, Hit & Run Skills CompetitionUpdated Tuesday April 3, 2018 by Terry L Johnson, Jr.
The 2018 Scotts® Major League Baseball (MLB) Pitch Hit & Run Local Competition is coming to Oakland on Thursday, April 5th at the Carter Gilmore Sports Complex Baseball Field. All baseball divisions will begin at 2:00pm.
Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run is a free, 1-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14. Competitors compete in four age groups: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14. Age is determined as of July 17, 2018.
“MLB Pitch Hit & Run is excited to announce the City of Oakland, CA as one of our Local host sites for 2018”, said Kabir Faiz from Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run. “The City will work hard to continue a tradition of providing youngsters in the area an opportunity to showcase their baseball skills in the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball. With over 650,000 youngsters competing in the program at the Local level, cities such as DuBois, PA are exemplifying that the next Big League Star could be in your community.”
Participants compete in either the Baseball Division or Softball Division and have the opportunity to advance through four levels of competition including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and the National Finals during MLB All-Star Week. National Finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to MLB All-Star Week. Finalists will participate in an array of festivities upon arrival, including competing on-field prior to shagging fly balls during the Home Run Derby.