Thursday, April 11, 2019

Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run Competition For Boys And Girls 7-14 Years Old Comes To Roosevelt Island Sunday April 14 Says Coach Scot - Test Your Skils At Local RI Event And Advance To Finals Competition During All Star Week

Roosevelt Island is hosting a MLB Pitch Hit & Run event Sunday April 14.

According to Roosevelt Island Baseball Coach Scott Bobo:
On Sunday, April 14 from 11a - 2p, we are hosting a Local Competition of MLB Pitch Hit & Run at Capobianco Field. Below is the info from the MLB Press Release:
Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the FUN element of baseball. 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 -- 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. Awards will be based on the highest score in each age group for each of the three skills, plus an All-Around award for best cumulative score.

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 June in all 30 Major League Baseball markets. The culmination occurs at the NATIONAL FINALS held annually during All-Star Week.

Register in advance at
All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth document for age verification at all levels of competition, as well as the printed and signed waiver.

Kids can arrive any time between 11am and 2pm. 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.

Age is determined as of July 17, 2019. The following chart is an age group breakdown for the Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run events in 2019:
Age 7/8
July 18, 2010 - July 17, 2012
Age 9/10
July 18, 2008 - July 17, 2010
Age 11/12
July 18, 2006 - July 17, 2008
Age 13/14
July 18, 2004 - July 17, 2006
Click here to register for the Roosevelt Island MLB Pitch Hit & Run. More info on MLB Pitch Hit & Run available at their web site

and this 2017 video.