The City of Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation-sponsored Major League Baseball® Jr. Home Run Derby™ and Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ competitions will be held on Sunday, May 6. Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ will begin at 1:00pm at the William Allen High School baseball field and Major League Baseball® Jr. Home Run Derby™ will begin at 1:30pm at the William Allen softball field.
Both events were originally scheduled for Sunday, April 29, but were postponed due to wet grounds.
Pitch Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®. Boys and girls will have a chance to test their core baseball/softball skills in four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14. The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each division age group will advance to the Sectional Level of competition with the hope of advancing through four levels, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals during All-Star Week®.
The Home Run Derby™ divides boy and girl competitors into two age divisions: 12 and under and 14 and under. Local champions from both age divisions will advance to the Regional Level. Regional champions will advance to the National Finals which will take place during MLB® All-Star Week™.
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 each of the two competitions.
For more information, contact Recreation Program Specialist Chris Hendricks in the Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation at 610-437-7767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.