MLB Pitch Hit & Run
Roosevelt Island Local Competition
All MLB Pitch Hit & Run Events for 2020 are cancelled
Pitch Hit & Run Participant Information--Read This
Kids can arrive any time between 11am and 2pm. Kids/Caregivers MUST BRING the printed, signed waiver and proof of age to the event! We will take groups of kids through all three skills about every 20 minutes. Kids will be placed in a group based on their arrival time, and can be in the same group with kids of any age, although their scores will only be compared between kids of the same age group, see AGE VERIFICATION CHART below. Kids may have to wait for one group to finish before their group can begin. It's best if the kids do not all show up at 11am or 2pm, as smaller groups will complete the skills more quickly. The awards will be given to the appropriate leaders in each age group when the last group completes their rounds, around 2:30pm. You do not have to be present to be a winner.
Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the FUN element of baseball/softball. Since there is NO registration fee, everyone has the opportunity to participate.
Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run tests three of the most fundamental aspects of baseball/softball -- pitching,hitting and running.
PITCH: Participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated Strike Zone target.
HIT: Participant hits a ball off a stationary tee for distance and accuracy.
RUN: Participant is timed, starting from second base, touching third then touching home plate.
All of the events are individually scored and converted to a total point score through the use of conversion tables.
Participants will compete in each of the three components of Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run and accumulate a total score based on his/her performance.
LEVELS OF COMPETITION
Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run is a national grassroots program that has four levels of competition -- Local, Sectional, Team Championship and National Finals.
The first level is of a LOCAL scope. Everyone must participate in a local competition in order to advance to the higher levels. Champions at the local level advance to a SECTIONAL Competition. At this level, the Sectional All-Around Champions become eligible to advance to the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS, which are held during the same week in all League Baseball markets. The culmination occurs at the NATIONAL FINALS held annually during All-Star Week.
All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth document for age verification at all levels of competition.
In the event of a tie for the All-Around Champion, the youngster winning more individual events (Pitching, Hitting or Running), among those involved with the tie, will be named the All-Around Champion. If a tie still exists, the youngster with the higher Hitting score among those involved with the tie, will be named the All-Around Champion. If a tie still exists, the Running scores of those involved with the tie will be used to determine the All-Around Champion. There is no tie breaker in the individual skill events.
In the event of threatening weather conditions, cancellations and rescheduling will be determined by the hosting organization at the competition site.
Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run endorses proper conduct and good sportsmanship.
Major League Baseball, LEJ Sports Group and state coordinators and organizers of Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run competition reserve the right to make rulings and recommendations regarding the competition events determined to be in the best interest of the program. All rulings and recommendations are final.
Participation in the Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run competition authorizes Major League Baseball and LEJ Sports Group to use participant's name, likeness and other personal rights for promotional use without compensation.
AGE VERIFICATION CHART--AGE IS DETERMINED AS OF JULY 17, 2020
Age 7/8 July 18, 2011 to July 17, 2013
Age 9/10 July 18, 2009 to July 17, 2011
Age 11/12 July 18, 2007 to July 17, 2009
Age 13/14 July 18, 2005 to July 17, 2007