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Valley Center Little League to host Pitch, Hit, Run Competition

April 16, 2014
Valley Center Little League will lead off the local level of the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition sponsored by Scotts on April 19 at 2 p.m.

Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. It is designed to provide young people with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills. It is open to anyone ages seven to 14.

The Valley Center competition will take place at Valley Center Little League Juniors Field with early registration beginning at 1 p.m. and competition beginning at 2 p.m. Forms are available online for participants to complete in advance and bring to the event at mlb.mlb.com/mlb/kids/phr_participant_registration.jsp.

All participants must present a copy of their birth certificate and a completed registration and waiver form before the start of competition.

Competitors will be divided into four age groups. Both boys and girls are encouraged to participate and will compete separately in baseball and softball, respectively.

Participants will have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the national finals at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis, MN.

The participants in each age group with the highest score in the following categories will receive awards and will advance to the sectional competition: all-around champion, pitching champion, hitting champion, and running champion.

Sectional competitions will be held in the San Diego area at a later date.

"The Pitch, Hit and Run Competition is free, it's fun, and is the first step for a chance to represent Valley Center all the way up to the national level as part of this Major League Baseball event," said Ken Boone, president, VCLL board. "Valley Center has sent several kids all the way up to Petco Park, with several VC players winning there. The PHR is open to the public and anyone age seven to 14 can participate in the event."

For more information, contact Pitch, Hit, and Run Coordinator, Anita Baranowski at (619) 987-0709.

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