The Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run program is the “Official Youth Skills Competition of Major League Baseball”. The program, now in its 20th year of existence, invites youth to demonstrate their skills by participating in pitching, hitting and running competitions in baseball or softball. Registration is free for all participants, and top competitors nationwide from each age group (7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14) advance to the Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit & Run National Finals during MLB All-Star Week.
In June, the St. Louis Cardinals hosted the regional level of Major League Baseball’s free Pitch, Hit & Run competition. The top 24 qualifiers from Missouri, Illinois and Western Tennessee all competed on the field at Busch Stadium with the goal of advancing to the National Finals at the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Week in San Diego, California. Congratulations to all of our regional participants, and congratulations to all participants nationwide who competed in San Diego during the MLB All-Star week – a group that included one of our regional participants: Woodrow Foster from Fulton, Missouri!
The PHR competition is part of the “PLAY BALL” initiative between Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, which encourages widespread participation in all forms of baseball activities among all age groups, especially youth. To learn more, visit www.PlayBall.org.