Ooltewah's Madison Hayes Is Pitch, Hit & Run National Champion

Monday, July 14, 2014

Ooltewah's Madison Hayes is a Pitch, Hit & Run national champion.

She won the 22-12-year-old girls division.

Madison was among the National Champions of the 2014 Major League program presented by Scotts crowned Monday at Target Field in Minneapolis as part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day.           

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.

Also, the 24 finalists made a special trip to T-Mobile All-Star FanFest, an interactive baseball theme park and the largest baseball fan event in the world. Among its attractions are an exhibit from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, batting cages, clinics from Major League legends, free autograph sessions with former Twins, MLB legends and Hall of Famers, memorabilia and much more.    

Gatorade All-Star Workout Day is the second day of 2014 MLB All-Star Week events at Target Field. The day features American League and National League batting practice followed by the Gillette Home Run Derby.              

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field tonight.

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