MLB’s Pitch, Hit, and Run Coming to Yakima County Stadium
The Yakima Valley Pippins, Sunfair Chevrolet and the Greater Yakima Sports Commission have partnered together to bring Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit and Run program to the Yakima Valley. The event is open to all 7- to 14-year-olds and will be held at Yakima County Stadium from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 10.
"Youth baseball and softball is woven into fabric of the Yakima Valley,” Pippins general manager Danny Tetzlaff said. “Pitch, Hit, and Run is a great program that permits youth to participate and show their skills.”
Pitch, Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. Boys and girls are split into four age brackets: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13, /14. Age determination is based on the player's age on July 17 of this year. Admission is free.
“We are excited to be partnering with the Yakima Valley Pippins to help bring the Pitch, Hit & Run competition to the Yakima Valley,” SunFair Chevrolet general manager Jason Midkiff said. “Youth baseball is an important part of the Chevy brand story – we may discover the games next great talent here on the fields of our community through this national competition.”
The Pippins are hosting the local competition. The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age and gender group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of the Competition.
Finalists will participate in an array of festivities upon arrival, including a PHR Welcome Reception, MLB Brunch and All- Star FanFest. Finalists will compete on-field prior to shagging fly balls during the Home Run Derby® and attending at the 2014 MLB™ All-Star Game®.
Participants can register for Pitch, Hit, and Run online to expedite the process. To sign up, click here. Pippins Gear, single game tickets, and season tickets will be on sale at the event.
The Yakima Valley Pippins Inaugural Season will commence at Yakima County Stadium on June 6, against the Wenatchee AppleSox.