MLB Pitch, Hit & Run for 7-14 year olds – April 30 (Updated)

by beth on April 20, 2016

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Next week, kids in town can compete for the Major Leagues thanks to the Little League. Winners of the Pitch, Hit, & Run competition may advance to Fenway for the state competition, or even to Nationals in July.

The town event is open to all resident 7-14 year olds. But while it takes place Saturday, April 30, the age is based on “as of July 17, 2016”.

If your kids love baseball and fit in that range (or just want to cheer on the players) then show up at Mooney Field (Finn School) at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm a week from Saturday.

The event kicks off Southborough Little League’s Opening Weekend. Southborough’s big Opening Day for baseball and softball is Sunday, May 1.

Mark your calendars as Southborough Little League (SLL) is pleased to once again host the Scotts/MLB Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) local competition on Saturday, April 30th, from 9am – noon at the Mooney/Finn baseball complex.

The Major League Baseball PHR competition is a FREE, exciting, skills event for boys and girls ages 7 – 12 where participants compete in four levels of competition including Team Championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game.

Divisions are based on the participant’s age on July 17, 2016. Competitors are scored in 4 age groups per gender: 7/8 YO, 9/10 YO, 11/12 YO, 13/14 YO. Open to softball players.

There is no pre-registration for this event (just show up) but please note that [parents] will be required to complete a registration form for your child the date of the event. This is a requirement of Major League Baseball and is mandatory for participation in the competition. Please plan 45 minutes to complete all required events on that morning.

For more information or if interested in volunteering your time to help staff the event (YES it satisfies [SLL parents’] mandatory volunteer obligation), please contact the local PHR coordinator, Erica LeBrun lebrunerica@gmail.com

For more information on the local event, visit the Southborough Little League website. For more on Opening Day, click here.

For more detail on the national competition, check out the MLB website.

Updated (4/21/16 11:15 am): It turns out that the competition is open to 13 and 14 year olds, too. I updated the information to include them.

1 mle April 26, 2016 at 1:55 PM

Where are the Opening Day Events?

2 beth April 26, 2016 at 3:57 PM

I didn’t receive a release on that day. But you can check them out on SSL’s website. Here’s the link again.

So far, it’s just listed as 11-4 on Sunday. Fun includes meeting the Red Sox mascot Wally, Bouncy Houses and Games, Radar Gun Station, Parade of Players, and a Picnic. I don’t have any details beyond that.

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