Escondido, CA

VC Baseball Club to Host pitch, hit and run competition

The Valley Center Baseball Club last week announced plans for the local level of the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition sponsored by Scotts on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. It is designed to provide young people with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills. It is open to boys and girls, ages 7-14.

The Valley Center competition, sponsored by Left Coast Engineering and the Valley Center Baseball Club will take place at the Valley Center Juniors Field at 28246 Lilac Road on Sunday, 5/3/2015, with early registration beginning at 1 p.m. and competition beginning at 2 p.m. Forms are available online for participants to complete in advance and bring to the event: phr_ participant_ registration.jsp

All participants must present a copy of their birth certificate and present at check-in a completed registration and waiver form before the start of competition.

Competitors will be divided into four age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Boys and girls are encouraged to participate, competing separately in baseball and softball, respectively.

Participants will have the chance to advance through four levels of competition,

Including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the national finals at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Great American Ball Park on July 14th. Last year, local Valley Center competitor Alicia Zappia qualified all the way through and competed at the MLB All- Star Game in Minneapolis, MN, earning 2nd place in the country.

“We are proud to host this free, fun community event, which allows our local boys and girls to try the Pitch, Hit and Run Competition in this first step to represent Valley Center,” said Rob Baranowski, president, Valley Center Baseball Club. “We have been hosting this event for 6 years now in Valley Center and nearly every year we have had kids qualify all the way up to Petco Park, with several VC players winning there.”

The PHR is open to the public and anyone age 7-14 can participate in the event. For more information, contact Pitch, Hit, and Run Coordinator, Anita Baranowski at 619-987-0709.

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