Atlanta Public Library and city of
Atlanta to host Scotts MLB “Pitch, Hit & Run Contest”
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[March 31, 2016]
- For the second year in a row, the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta
Public Library will team up to host Scotts Major League Baseball’s
annual “Pitch, Hit & Run” contest for boys and girls ages 7-14.
The event will be held at the Atlanta Sports Complex (field 1) on
April 23 at 6:00pm. The event is free, but advance registration is
encouraged. Registration forms are available at the Atlanta Public
Library or by sending an email request to
Call 217-648-2112 for more information.
Boys and girls compete in separate categories in the following age
groups: ages 7-8; ages 9-10; ages 11-12; and ages 13-14. Age is
determined as of July 17, 2016.
Participants compete in each of three categories. Pitching tests the
ability to throw strikes to a designated “strike zone” target using
any throwing method; for the hitting competition, participants hit a
ball off a stationary tee and compete on the basis of distance and
accuracy; runners are timed starting from second base, touching
third base and then touching home plate.
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The first level of competition is local. Champions at the local level advance to
a sectional competition, and all-around sectionals at the sectional level become
eligible to compete in Major League ballparks. Winners in our region compete at
Wrigley Field in Chicago. Overall winners then have the opportunity to appear at
the 2016 MLB All-Star Week.