MLB competition coming to Sparta

By Kristian Russell -

SPARTA — Alleghany Parks and Recreation will host a free Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch and Run Competition for local youth. The event will be held at on April 16 at 9 a.m. at Davis field, which is located at 546 Trojan Ave., Sparta.

Pitch, Hit, & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide young athletes an opportunity to compete; free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills.

Boys and Girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14. Players from each group have the opportunity to advance through four levels of competition. Two levels of the competition include Team Championship at MLB Ballparks, and the National Finals at the 2016 MLB All-Star Game.

The individuals from the Pitching, Hitting, and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each division age group at the Local Competition will advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.

To participate in this event, all participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate. The parent and/or guardian of the participant must fill out a registration/wavier form prior to the start of competition.

For questions about this event contact the local coordinator, Jim Brown at 336-372-2942.

By Kristian Russell

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