1st Round (LOCAL) Competition will take place at Audie Murphy Ranch Sports Park on Thursday, April 11th from 4pm to 7pm. 2nd Round (SECTIONAL) Competition will take place at Audie Murphy Ranch Sports Park on Saturday, April 27th from 5pm to 7pm.
Pitch Hit & Run provides youngsters across the country an opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball/softball skills competition. This national initiative gives boys and girls, ages 7 - 14, the chance to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. There are two separate divisions of Pitch Hit & Run; baseball and softball. Participants may compete in either division.
Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the FUN element of baseball/softball. Since there is NO registration fee, everyone has the opportunity to participate.
Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run tests three of the most fundamental aspects of baseball/softball -- pitching,hitting and running.
PITCH: Participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated Strike Zone target.
HIT: Participant hits a ball off a stationary tee for distance and accuracy.
RUN: Participant is timed, starting from second base, touching third then touching home plate.
All of the events are individually scored and converted to a total point score through the use of conversion tables.
Participants will compete in each of the three components of Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run and accumulate a total score based on his/her performance.
LEVELS OF COMPETITION
Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run is a national grassroots program that has four levels of competition -- Local, Sectional, Team Championship and National Finals.
The first level is of a LOCAL scope. Everyone must participate in a local competition in order to advance to the higher levels. Champions at the local level advance to a SECTIONAL Competition. At this level, the Sectional All-Around Champions become eligible to advance to the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS, which are held during June in all 30 Major League Baseball markets. The culmination occurs at the NATIONAL FINALS held annually during All-Star Week.
HOW TO ADVANCE
Each youngster MUST first participate at a Local Competition. The 1st Place All-Around, Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions in each division age group advance to the Sectional Competition.
At the Sectional Competition, the youngster must be a 1st Place All-Around Champion in his/her division age group in order to become eligible to advance to the Team Championship. The Sectional All-Around Champions' scores are compared with the other Sectional Champions' scores in that respective MLB team market. The Top 3 participants in each division age group advance to the Team Championship. The Sectional Champion does NOT automatically advance to the Team Championship.
After the Team Championships, the All-Around Champions in each division age group are ranked nationally by total score. The champions' scores from all 30 team markets are compared and the top scorers in each division age group nationwide advance to the National Finals.
All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth document for age verification at all levels of competition.
Each youngster may participate in only one division - baseball or softball.
In the event of a tie for the All-Around Champion, the youngster winning more individual events (Pitching, Hitting or Running), among those involved with the tie, will be named the All-Around Champion. If a tie still exists, the youngster with the higher Hitting score among those involved with the tie, will be named the All-Around Champion. If a tie still exists, the Running scores of those involved with the tie will be used to determine the All-Around Champion. There is no tie breaker in the individual skill events.
In the event of threatening weather conditions, cancellations and rescheduling will be determined by the hosting organization at the competition site.
Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run endorses proper conduct and good sportsmanship.
Major League Baseball, LEJ Sports Group and state coordinators and organizers of Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run competition reserve the right to make rulings and recommendations regarding the competition events determined to be in the best interest of the program. All rulings and recommendations are final.
Participation in the Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run competition authorizes Major League Baseball and LEJ Sports Group to use participant's name, likeness and other personal rights for promotional use without compensation.
AGE VERIFICATION CHART
Age is determined as of July 17, 2019. The following chart is an age group breakdown for the Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run events in 2019: