Pitch, Hit & Run

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For the very first time, Gardner Parks and Recreation is hosting the Pitch, Hit & Run competition, sponsored by Major League Baseball, which is a FREE 1-day event for boys and girls age 7-14.*  Pre-registration is required.  Pitch, Hit and Run is the official skills competition of the Major League Baseball League.  Participants compete in either the Baseball Division or Softball Division and have the opportunity to advance through four levels of competition including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and the National Finals during MLB All-Star Week.  The Gardner event at Celebration Park is the first level, or the Local competition.

The activities and objectives of each section are:

The Pitch
Objective: The PITCH portion of the program will test how accurately a competitor can throw strikes to a designated "Strike Zone" target from a designated distance (35 feet for the softball division and 45 feet for the baseball division). Any method of underhand/overhand pitching or throwing is accepted. An attempt hitting ANY portion of the target will be deemed a strike.

The Hit
Objective: The HIT portion of the program will test a competitor's ability to hit from a stationary batting tee, along a tape measure from home plate, toward straight-away centerfield. Hits will be measured for distance and accuracy.

The Run
Objective: The RUN portion of the program will measure a competitor's speed in a sprint from the start line, touching third base, and touching home plate. ALL participants will run a total of 120 feet.

 Date  Sunday, April 29, 2018  
 Time  3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  
 Location  Celebration Park - Fields 2 & 3  
   32501 W. 159th St. Gardner, KS 66030  
 Age  7-14 - *Must be these ages as of July 17, 2018, no exceptions*  
   Click here for information on age requirements  
 Fee  Free!  (Registration is required however)  
 Registration Deadline  April 26  
 Register Online    
 Printable Flyer (pdf)    

For more info about the Pitch, Hit & Run program, please visit their website at pitchhitrun.com.