Area Youth to Compete in Major League Baseball® Pitch, Hit & Run™ Presented by Scotts ® Competition

Courtesy of NMSU

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State baseball and marketing teams have joined up with Major League Baseball® to bring the Pitch, Hit & Run™ competition to Las Cruces on Sunday, April 19 following the series finale versus Grand Canyon University at Presley Askew Field.

The official skills competition of Major League Baseball® is a grassroots program designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form during the designated sign-up period from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (MT) at the NM State baseball game versus GCU on Sunday, April 19 at Presley Askew Field to be eligible. For questions concerning the competition, please contact your local coordinator, Jimmy Sanchez at 575-646-8052 or at jjsan@nmsu.edu.   Sanchez is an assistant director of marketing for NM State Athletics.

“Being able to host an event with Major League Baseball here at the newly renovated Presley Askew Field is huge, not only for NM State baseball, but for the entire Las Cruces community,” said Sanchez.  “It really gives kids in Las Cruces a chance to be a part of a really great competition and showcase their skills against kids from across the country. Las Cruces is a great baseball town and we will be able to showcase how good the kids are with this competition.”

There will be four age divisions for both boys and girls (ages 7/8; ages 9/10; ages 11/12; age 13) with winners from each age group having the opportunity to advance to more competitions, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2015 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 will be able to advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.

The game versus GCU, Sunday, April 19 starts at 12 p.m. (MT) meaning the competition will begin at approximately 4 p.m. (MT) at Presley Askew Field on the campus of NM State.

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