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MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

MLB Pitch Hit and Run (Local Level Event)

What is Pitch Hit & Run? 

Major League Baseball® Pitch, Hit & Run is a free event that creates a safe and fun environment for kids to stay active and learn or continue to play baseball and softball in their local communities. Participation gives the athletes a chance to compete and earn a spot in a Team Championship or National Finals. 

The Pitch Hit & Run competition is for boys and girls 7 to 14 years old and consists of a series of movements that are important in baseball and softball. Athletes are tested, and their measurements are recorded. Based on their scores, they may advance from a local event to a Team Championship and then to the National Finals, which is held during the 2023 MLB® World Series. 

Who can participate in the competition, and what are the divisions? 

Baseball Division: 

  • 7-8 Division 
  • 9-10 Division 
  • 11-12 Division 
  • 13-14 Division 

Softball Division: 

  • 7-8 Division 
  • 9-10 Division 
  • 11-12 Division 
  • 13-14 Division 

What is an automatic qualifier for PBW? 

Automatic qualifiers = The winners at PBW PHR at CHS Field will AUTOMATICALLY advance to a Team Championship. The winners of each division will advance to the championship.  

How and when will you know if you advance? 

Since all the local events are required to conclude by Aug. 1, RCX sports x MLB will let winners know by Aug. 8 if they advance. The Championships is at Target Field on August 26th, 2023.  

MLB Jr. Home Run Derby (Local Level Event)

Major League Baseball’s Jr. Home Run Derby (Jr. HRD) is a free event series for softball and baseball players -- ages 12 to 16 -- to showcase their hitting skills, compete against their peers and earn a spot at the National Finals, taking place during the 2023 MLB All-Star Week. 

 Participant Requirements 

  • Participants may compete in only ONE division per competition year -- RCX reserves the right to ask for verification of league/travel play. 
  • The Baseball competition is open to athletes in leagues ages 12U & 14U. 
  • The Softball competition is open to athletes registered in a softball league ages 14U & 16U. 
  • Age is determined as of July 20, 2023, and must be verified prior to participating. 

Who can participate in the competition and what are the age groups? 

The Jr. Home Run Derby local events are open to the following age groups: 

  • 12U Baseball 
  • 14U Baseball 
  • 14U Softball 
  • 16U Softball 

The age cutoff for participants competing in 2023 events is July 20, 2023. 

What is an automatic qualifier for PBW? 

Automatic qualifiers = The winners at PBW JR HR Derby at Minnetonka Softball Fields will AUTOMATICALLY advance to the Championship. The winners of each division will advance to the championship. Championship is at University of Minnesota.