Local Pitch Hit And Run Competition Set For May 20

Monday, April 23, 2018

A local Pitch Hit and Run Competition will be held at Summit of Softball Complex, 4900 LaCollina Way, on Sunday, May 20.  Registration starts at 1:15 p.m. and the competition begins at 2 p.m. 

Local winners will advance to the sectional, and sectional winners have an opportunity to advance to the team championships at SunTrust Park and compete before a Braves game. 

Team champions are eligible to advance to the national finals which are held at the MLB All-Star game. 

For more information contact Richard West at 643-6055 or rwest@chattanooga.gov. 

Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run (PHR) is a free, one-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14*. PHR is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball and can be hosted by any organization, league, civic group or set of volunteers in the community. An administrative kit is provided and the competition is free of charge for participants and hosts. 

LEVELS OF COMPETITION

Local Competition - early 2018 – Early/Mid May

All-Around, Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions advance from EACH division age group.

Sectional Competition - Mid May-Early June**

Each Sectional is part of an MLB team’s geographic market.

All-Around Champions in each division age group are eligible to advance. 

The top three scores in each division age group among the Sectional All Around Champions within each MLB geographic market will advance to the Team Championships.*** 

MLB Team Championship - June (weekends) 

Held in all 30 Major League Ballparks. 

Participants must place first in their age group to be eligible to advance. The top three scores in each division age group out of all 30 MLB Team Championships will advance to the National Finals.*** 

National Finals - MLB All-Star Week 

National Finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to MLB All-Star Week. Finalists will participate in an array of festivities upon arrival, including competing on-field prior to shagging fly balls during the Home Run Derby. 

At each level of competition competitors will receive an item for their participation. Prizes at different levels of competition include certificates, medals, trophies and other awards. National finalists receive a trip to MLB All-Star Week. 

* Competitors compete in four age groups: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14. Age is determined as of July 17, 2018. 

** Weather permitting, specific dates within your market will be available upon determination of each Team Championship date. 

*** Advancement notified by PHR Headquarters. All-Around Champions at the Sectional and Team Championship do NOT automatically advance.


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