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MVCF Press Releases

May 7, 2007
Contact: John Blamey, President
Medomak Valley Community Foundation
Tel. 975-1563 email: jblamey@adelphia.net

WALDOBORO TO HOST PEPSI/MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL® PITCH,HIT & RUN™ COMPETITION

Waldoboro, Maine- The Waldoboro Recreation Department, Waldoboro Little League and the Medomak Valley Community Foundation will host the annual PEPSI MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL® Pitch Hit & Run™ Competition on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Medomak Valley High School's baseball and softball fields. Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. The competition will start around 1:30 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, May 20th.

This event is free and is open to all boys and girls in the Midcoast region ages 14 & under. Participant's birthdate must be before July 18, 1992.

The Pitch, Hit & Run Competition is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball®. The program provides youngsters with an opportunity to participate; free of charge, in a competition that encourages and recognizes individual excellence in core baseball skills. The competition includes pitching at a 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: 8 & under, 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 the Team Championships at Fenway Park and the National Finals at the 2007 MLB™ All-Star Game® in San Francisco. In the local competition, the First Place winners in each age group for Pitching, Hitting, and Running, along with the All-Around Champion in each age group will advance to the sectional competition on June 2nd in Bangor.

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 more information, please contact Kyle at the Waldoboro Recreation Department (832-5369) or check the events page at www.themvcf.org