Major League Pitch, Hit & Run 

The VBSL is proud to sponsor a Scotts Major League Baseball PITCH HIT & RUN local competition for children ages 7-14. All eligible children will compete in three different skills challenges with the champions for each individual skill and an all-around champion from each division advancing to the sectional competition.             

Schedule of Competitions:  Local (May 5th, Verona, New Jersey), Sectional (May 13 th, Passaic, New Jersey), Team Championship (Weekends in June at one of 30 MLB stadiums) and National Finals (Held during MLB All Star Week in July 2017).

When: Friday May 5th, 2017

Where: Liberty Field, Verona NJ

Time: 6:00 PM â?? 10:00 PM (time slots will be set based on age after the number of entries are determined)

Ages:  7-14 years of age (Age is determined as of July 17,2017)

            Age 7/8 July 18, 2008 to July 17, 2010

            Age 9/10 July 18, 2006 to July 17, 2008

            Age 11/12 July 18, 2004 to July 17, 2006

            Age 13/14 July 18, 2002 to July 17, 2004

Divisions:     Softball 7/8, Softball 9/10, Softball 11/12 and Softball 13/14

                       Baseball 7/8, Baseball 9/10, Baseball 11/12 and Baseball 13/14

Participants may only compete in one of the above divisions. 

Skills Challenges:

Pitching  - Participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated â??Strike Zoneâ?? target. Distance to the "Strike Zone" is based on age and any method of throwing (i.e. overhand/underhand) is permitted

Hitting- Participant is tested for distance and accuracy by hitting a ball off a stationary tee  

Running- Participant is timed running from second base to home plate (120' distance).

Winners: Points are awarded for each skills event and totaled to determine the 1 st Place All-Around Champion in each division. Champions for each individual skill event will also be awarded in each division and will advance to the Sectional Competition to be held on Saturday, May 13 th at 10:00 AM in Passaic, NJ.    

Please go to to register your child. Enter 07044 and then scroll to Verona Baseball and Softball League and Register. Enter all information. You will also need to bring a copy of your childâ??s birth certificate for registration purposes on the night of the event.  

Participants should bring a baseball/softball bat to use for the hitting portion of the skills events. The VBSL will provide all other equipment. No metal cleats are allowed. 

Hope to see you at Liberty Field on Friday, May 5 th for a fun evening of baseball and softball skills competitions.

All facilities used by the VBSL are tobacco-free.  This includes all fields, schools ,and training facilities.  Thank you for helping to maintain a tobacco-free environment for our children.

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