North Brunswick Little League to host MLB skills competition

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North Brunswick Little League will host a pitch, hit and run competition on Saturday, May 3. Photo courtesy- North Brunswick Little League
North Brunswick Little League will host a pitch, hit and run competition on Saturday, May 3. Photo courtesy- North Brunswick Little League

North Brunswick Little League will join hundreds of youth organizations from across the country over the next few days to host a free Major League Baseball (MLB) pitch, hit and run competition.All players ages 7-14 can participate at the event, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. May 3 at 215 Sunnybrook Way, Leland. Participants do not have to belong to a local league to complete.

The official skills competition is  a grassroots program designed by Major League Baseball to provide young players with an opportunity to compete–free of charge–in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills, according to organizers.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, 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 advance to the sectional level of competition.

All 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 competition. For questions concerning the local contest, contact coordinator Robert Harraway at (910) 465-3466.