Pitch, Hit & Run™event coming to Pocatello

 City of Pocatello news release:

970740_59654285The City of Pocatello Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a local Pitch, Hit & Run™event, which is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®.The event will be Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. at NOP Park.

Pitch, Hit & Run™(PHR) provides the opportunity to compete in four levels of competition, including Team Championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.  At all levels, girls and boys compete separately in PHR events.

In the Pitch portion of the program, participants are tested on how accurately they can throw strikes to a designated “strike zone”target from a designated distance.  The Hit portion of the program tests participants’ability to hit from a stationary batting tee toward straight-away centerfield.  Finally, speed in a sprint is tested.

PHR is a free event open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14.  Age is determined as of July 17, 2015.  A copy of the child’s birth certificate is required for participation.  For more information, e

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