MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Contest To Be Held April 29

Updated Wednesday May 2, 2018 by Franklin Little League.

On Sunday, April 29 starting at 1:30pm, Franklin Little League will be hosting a MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition at the Franklin Little League Complex.  Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball.  This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 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 2018 MLB All-Star Game.  The age of the participant is their age on the date of the 2018 MLB All-Star Game, July 17, 2018.

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.  All-Around Champions will be invited to advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.

This event varies in the amount of time it takes, depending on how many kids show up.  To start, each participant will be placed in their age groups.  Each participant will than complete the three stations -- pitching, hitting, and running.  No gloves are required, as players will not be fielding.  However please bring a bat and batting helmet for the batting portion of the competition.

This is a free and fun event!

For questions concerning the competition, please contact our local coordinator, Jolene Nell at

Bring your entire team, or stop by individually!  We look forward to seeing you there!