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Clarksville Parks & Recreation congratulates Pitch, Hit and Run Local Competition finalists

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The results are in for the Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run competition that was held Saturday, April 23rd, at Heritage Park. The six winning youngsters between the ages of 7 and 14 will advance from the local competition to the Sectional Competition in Chattanooga on May 22nd.

Winners who will advance to the next round of competition are:

  • Overall Winner Girls 11-12 Division – Alexis Mihalinec
  • Overall Winner Boys 7-8 – Reilly Mihalinec
  • Run Winner Boys 7-8 – Anthony Harris
  • Overall Winner Boys 9-10 – Seth Holmes
  • Overall Winner Boys 11-12 – Sharky Mihalinec
  • Overall Winner Boys 13-14 – D’Andre Allen

Pitch, Hit and Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball and includes the “Pitch” contest, which allows youth to attempt to throw strikes like big leaguers by pitching at a MLB Strike Zone.  The “Hit” contest is a chance for competitors to take a swing and be judged on distance and accuracy from home plate, just like in the Major League.  After pitching and hitting, comes the “Run” portion of the competition where participants start at second base and test their speed running to home plate.

Winning participants at the Sectional level will have an opportunity to advance through to the Team level of competition, giving them a shot at the National Finals.  The National Finals will take place at the 2011 MLB All-Star Game.

For more details on the 2011 Pitch, Hit and Run Competition, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931-645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com.

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