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News Release - Rochester Youth Invited to Participate in Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Skills Competition

City of Rochester

News Release

(Wednesday, May 1, 2013) - The City’s Department of Recreation and Youth Services is inviting area youth to compete in the Pitch, Hit and Run event— the official skills competition of Major League Baseball® (MLB). This free, one day event is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14, and will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 8 at the Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St.

This grassroots program is designed to give youth an opportunity to participate in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball or softball skills.

Competitors are divided into four divisions: ages 7 and 8, ages 9 and 10, ages 11 and 12 and 13 and 14 year-olds. Kids may 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 at the local competitions, along with the all-around champion in each age group will receive an award and advance to the next level of competition.

Registration forms are available at City Recreation and Community Centers or online at: www.cityofrochester.gov/sports. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and a completed registration form to the event. For more information call (585) 428-7521.

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News Media: For more information, contact the City’s Director of Aquatics and Athletics, John Picone at (585) 428-7888.
 


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