Pitch, Hit & Run competition at Copper Sky

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Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run comes to Copper Sky Regional Park Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The competition, for boys and girls ages 7-14, tests their skills at throwing to a designated strike zone, hitting off a tee for distance and accuracy and running from second base to home plate.

Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate for age verification at all levels of competition. Age is determined as of July 17, 2015.

Age groups are 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Boys compete with baseballs and girls with softballs. Metal spikes are not allowed. All of the events are individually scored and converted to a total point score through the use of conversion tables. Winners in each age and gender group advance to the Sectional.

The first level of Pitch, Hit & Run is local. A participant can compete in only one local contest. Champions at the local level advance to a Sectional competition. At this level, the Sectional All-Around Champions become eligible to advance to the Team Championships, which are in June in all 30 MLB markets. The culmination occurs at the National Finals at the 2015 All-Star Week.

The Sectional All-Around Champions' scores are compared with the other Sectional Champions' scores in that respective MLB team market. The Top 3 participants in each age and gender group advance to the Team Championship. The Sectional Champion does not automatically advance to the Team Championship.

After the Team Championships, the All-Around Champions in each age and gender group are ranked nationally by total score. The champions' scores from all 30 team markets are compared and the top scorers in each age and gender group nationwide advance to the National Finals.

In the event of a tie for the All-Around Champion, the participant winning more individual events (pitching, hitting or running), among those involved with the tie, will be named the All-Around Champion. If a tie still exists, the participant with the higher hitting score among those involved with the tie, will be named the All-Around Champion. If a tie still exists, the running scores of those involved with the tie will be used to determine the All-Around Champion. There is no tie breaker in the individual skill events.

Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run emphasizes fun and endorses proper conduct and good sportsmanship.

***ADVERTISEMENT***Age Verification Chart
Age is determined as of July 17, 2015. The following chart is an age group breakdown for the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run events in 2015:
Age 7/8        July 18, 2006 – July 17, 2008
Age 9/10    July 18, 2004 – July 17, 2006
Age 11/12    July 18, 2002 – July 17, 2004
Age 13/14    July 18, 2000 – July 17, 2002

To participate, visit https://secure.mlb.com/mlb/kids/phr_participant_registration_form.jsp. For more information visit PitchHitRun.com.

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