Baseball, softball competition to be held at Friendship Park

Published 7:00 am Thursday, April 21, 2016

Saturday, local youth softball and baseball players will have an opportunity to participate in Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run competition at Friendship Park.
The Picayune Youth Athletic Association is hosting the event.
According to a release from LEJ Sports Group, Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball.
The program provides young athletes an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in an event that acknowledges individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills, the release states.
The competition is open to boys and girls from ages 7 to 14. There will be four age divisions, 7 to 8, 9 to 10, 11 to 12 and 13 to 14, the release states.
Participants will have an opportunity to advance through the four levels of competition which include Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2016 MLB All-Star game, the release states.
According to the release, individual champions in the pitching, hitting and running categories in each division’s age group at the local competition will advance to the sectional level of competition. The all-around champion in each age division will also advance, the release states.
The event begins at 9 a.m. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian complete a registration/waiver form, the release states.
For more information about the local competition contact PYAA baseball vice president Corey Dorn at 601-273-1871 or

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