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Newton Hosts Pitch Hit & Run

NEWTON, NC (April 24, 2018)—The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will host a free Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run competition for area youth at 10:30 a.m. April 28 at Jacob Fork Park.

Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. The 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 and softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14. Participants have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals during the 2018 MLB All-Star Week.

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 have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition.

Jacob Fork Park is located at 3730 West N.C. 10 in Newton.

For more information about the competition, please contact Carol Stiles at 828-695-4317.