The Maquoketa Kiwanis and the Maquoketa Family YMCA are hosting the local competition of the 2017 Scotts PITCH HIT & RUN competition. The competition will be held in conjunction with the Y's Healthy Kids Day on Friday, April 21 fom 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the YMCA. The Jackson County Pork Producers will be cooking free pork while supplies last.
Scotts Major League Baseball PITCH HIT & RUN provides youngsters across the country an opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball/softball skills competition. This national initiative gives boys and girls, ages 7-14, the chance to showcase their pitching, hitting, and running abilities. There are two separate divisions of PITCH HIT & RUN: baseball and softball. Participants may compete in either division.
Scotts Major League Baseball PITCH HIT & RUN is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the "FUN" element of baseball/softball. Since there is NO registration fee, everyone has the opportunity to participate.
Scotts Major League Baseball PITCH HIT & RUN tests three of the most fundamental aspects of baseball/softball - pitching, hitting and running.
PITCH: Participant is tested throwing strikes in a designated "Strike Zone" target. Any Method of throwing is permitted.
HIT: Participant hits a ball off a stationary tee for distance and accuracy.
RUN: Participant is timed, starting from second base, touching third then touching home plate.
All of the events are individually scored and converted to a total point score through the use of conversion tables.
Participants will compete in each of the three components of Scotts Major League Baseball PITCH HIT & RUN and accumulate a total score based on his/her performance.