Ooltewah's Madison Hayes Is One Of 24 National Finalists In Pitch, Hit & Run Program

Monday, June 30, 2014
Madison Hayes
Madison Hayes

Ooltewah's Madison Hayes is among the 24 national finalists in the 2014 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run program presented by Scotts. Miss Hayes, who will be representing the Atlanta Braves, is one of 24 National Finalists who will take part in an array of MLB All-Star festivities, including shagging fly balls in the outfield during Monday night's Gillette Home Run Derby.

Winners of the official youth skills competition of Major League Baseball were announced live on MLB Tonight on MLB Network. 

The 24 boys and girls will compete in the National Finals and participate in activities during MLB All-Star Week.

The competition will take place on the field at Target Field on Monday, July 14, at 2 p.m. CT prior to Gatorade All-Star Workout Day. Beginning in March, approximately 625,000 youth participated in over 4,000 competitions that took place across North America. Scotts, the “Official Lawn Care Company of Major League Baseball,” is in its second year sponsoring the grassroots program. Two former Pitch, Hit & Run National Finalists -- Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals and Chris Parmelee of the Minnesota Twins -- have reached the Major Leagues.

              A complete list of finalists is below.

2014 National Finalists

7-8 Year Old Girls Age Division

Name

Hometown

MLB Team

Madison Hamby

Surprise, AZ

Arizona Diamondbacks

Gabriella Emeana

Copperas Cove, TX

Houston Astros

Liberti Simmons

Waurika, OK

Texas Rangers




7-8 Year Old Boys Age Division

Alex Clemmey

Middletown, RI

Boston Red Sox

Joseph Thatcher

Seaford, NY

New York Mets

Jake Pereira

Fuquay-Varina, NC

Atlanta Braves

 

9-10 Year Old Girls Age Division

Lita Vorseth

Mesa, AZ

Arizona Diamondbacks

Nina Olivia King

Lee’s Summit, MO

Kansas City Royals

Nicolina Pezzone

Struthers, OH

Cleveland Indians




9-10 Year Old Boys Age Division

Cole Young

Wexford, PA

Pittsburgh Pirates

Clay Grady

Suffolk, VA

Washington Nationals

Brayden Sawyer

Grundy Center, IA

Minnesota Twins

11-12 Year Old Girls Age Division

Madison Hayes

Ooltewah, TN

Atlanta Braves

Brooke Denning

WaKeeney, KS

Kansas City Royals

Alyssa Ochoa

Baldwin Park, CA

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim




11-12 Year Old Boys Age Division

Carmelo Hernandez

Santa Maria, CA

Los Angeles Dodgers

Nicholas Noonan

Glen Allen, VA

Washington Nationals

Cole Latos

Allen, TX

Texas Rangers




13-14 Year Old Girls Age Division

Amy Jensen

Parker, TX

Texas Rangers

Alicia Zappia

Rancho Bernardo, CA

San Diego Padres

Josie Peterson

Enders, NE

Colorado Rockies




13-14 Year Old Boys Age Division

Andrew Gravdahl

West Fargo, ND

Minnesota Twins

Matt Novis

Tempe, AZ

Arizona Diamondbacks

Casey Harp

Pipe Creek, TX

Houston Astros

 

              Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) invites youth to demonstrate their skills by competing in pitching, hitting and running competitions. PHR participants advance through four levels of competition, beginning at the local level, which is hosted by organizations, leagues, or volunteers within a community, and continuing through sectional and team competitions. All 30 MLB Clubs hosted team championships at their ballparks on weekends from May 31st through June 29th. The top three competitors nationwide from each age group (7-­8, 9-­10, 11-­12 and 13-­14) advanced to the 2014 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run program presented by Scotts National Finals.

              The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15th. The 85th MLB All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International’s independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the MLB All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive MLB All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.


Sue Webb is New Tennis Director at Fairyland Club

Former UTC All-American and college and high school tennis coach Sue Webb has been hired as the director of tennis at Fairyland Club on Lookout Mountain. “I am thrilled to be back at Fairland as it feels like going home,” said an excited Webb who was the tennis director at Fairland Club from 1990-2003 before coaching at Chattanooga Christian and then Covenant College. ... (click for more)

Stolz Earns No. 2 Seeding In State Match Play

KNOXVILLE -- UT-Martin senior Brendon Caballero from Brentwood earned the No. 1 seeding for the round of 16 in the Tennessee Match Play Tournament here Friday at the Holston Hills Country Club. Caballero shot 131 (64-67) for the No. 1 seeding. Chattanooga's Zac Stolz at 133 earned the No. 2 seeding. The quarterfinals and semifinals will take place Saturday with the final on ... (click for more)

One Of Oldest Log Homes At University Of The South Suffers Heavy Fire Damage

The oldest log home at the University of the South at Sewanne suffered heavy damage on Friday night. Fire broke out at the historic Rebel’s Rest at approximately 11:30 p.m. Fire units arrived a short time later, but flames were shooting high in the air. Rebel's Roost was built as the family home of Major George Fairbanks a year after the close of the Civil War. The house ... (click for more)

Corker Says Congress Needs Time To Review Plan For VA Reforms

As negotiations between the Senate and the House of Representatives over legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continue,  Senator Bob Corker urged that lawmakers have the opportunity to review a complete Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score on any final conference VA bill before taking a vote. “Our veterans deserve solutions to the systemic problems ... (click for more)

Voters Deserve The Truth About Tennessee Supreme Court Justices

I am an experienced trial lawyer, and, frankly, I am dismayed with the negative advertisements and mailers about three of our Tennessee Supreme Court Justices.  These mailers talk about the Justices being liberal and tie them to Obamacare.  Clearly, this propaganda attempts to focus attention away from the Justices themselves to political subjects sensitive to many Tennesseans. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Two Wrongs Not Right

Scottie Mayfield is a delightful friend of mine but he’s the last guy in the world who should be aiming at anybody’s character. He’s always had class but today Scottie is the “star” of a shameful political commercial in which he assails challenger Weston Wamp on behalf of a panicked Chuck Fleischmann. Mayfield, you’ll remember, ran against the two in the last race for the District ... (click for more)