Louisville Metro Parks to host MLB skills youth competition

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation will host Pitch, Hit and Run™, the official youth skills competition of Major League Baseball®, presented by Scotts® at Wyandotte and California parks on Friday, May 17.

This grassroots program is designed to provide kids with an opportunity to compete—free of charge—in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

The competition on May 17 will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at two area parks:

California Park

1104 S. 16th Street

(16th and St. Catherine Streets)

Wyandotte Park

1104 Beecher Street

(Beecher St. and Taylor Bouleveard)

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14.  Participants have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships hosted at Major League ballparks, and the National Finals at the 2013 MLB™ All-Star Game®.

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 Competition.

Contestants will be able to register onsite prior to the event. Registration is free.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. No cleats allowed for this competition.

For more pre-registration information, call the Metro Parks Athletics Office: 502/456-8173.

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