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WALDOBORO GROUPS SPONSOR PEPSI MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL® PITCH, HIT & RUN™ COMPETITION
Waldoboro, Maine - The Medomak Valley Community Foundation and Waldoboro Little League Association will co-sponsor a free PEPSI MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL® Competition for all Midcoast boys and girls.
The competition is on Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Medomak Valley High School's baseball and softball fields. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, May 22nd.
The Pitch, Hit & Run™ Competition is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball®. The program provides youngsters with an opportunity to compete; free of charge, in a competition that encourages and recognizes individual excellence in core baseball skills. The competition includes pitching at target, hitting baseballs from a fixed tee for distance and accuracy, and running from 2nd base to home plate for a timed score.
There are four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, boys and girls compete together. Age group winners have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2005 MLB™ All-Star Game®.
In the local competition, the individual Pitching, Hitting, and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age group receive award ribbons and advance to the sectional competition at the University of Maine in Orono in early June.
All participants must bring a birth certificate, or baptismal record, to verify age, and complete a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, please contact John Blamey, Local Coordinator, at 975-1563, or see the Medomak Valley Community Foundation website's Events Page, www.themvcf.org, for more details.