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UWF to Host Pitch, Hit & Run Competition April 18

UWF Softball Complex
UWF Softball Complex

PENSACOLA, Fla. – DeMolay International and the University of West Florida will host a free Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area youth at the UWF Softball Complex on Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 p.m.  The event will take place at the softball complex starting at 1:00 p.m., and the UWF baseball team will be in action starting at 2:00 p.m. at Jim Spooner Field in a doubleheader against Mississippi Valley State.

Pitch, Hit & Run is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball.  This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball skills.

Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration / waiver form prior to the start of the competition.  For questions concerning the competition, please contact your Local Coordinator, Jeff Meister at (850) 723-3153.

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