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CV American Little League to host MLB Pitch, Hit and Run contest Phillip Brents | Fri, Apr 19 2013 04:26 PM

Chula Vista American Little League will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition for area youth on Sunday, April 28, on the ball fields at Hilltop Middle School. Registration is at 9 a.m., followed by the competition at 10 a.m.

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/softball skills.

Competition includes throwing strikes to a designated target, hitting from a stationary batting tee for distance and accuracy and a timed sprint from second base to home plate.

Boys and girls will be divided into four age divisions for the competition: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. They will have the opportunity to 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, along with the all-around champion in each age and gender group at the April 28 local competition will be awarded and advance to the section level of the competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. The registration/waiver form can be downloaded from www.cvall.com. Hilltop Middle School is located at 44 East J Street, Chula Vista.

Former Padres great Randy Jones is expected to be in attendance. For more information, contact local coordinator Brian Carter at cvallcarter@yahoo.com.

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