Sports

Syosset Baseball Association recently announced that they will be participating in Major League Baseball's pitch, hit and run competition for 2009. It will take place on April 4 at the Syosset Woodbury Turf Field from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Players in Syosset Baseball Association only will be eligible to participate at the location in the following designated age groups:

Ages 7/8 years old. Birth dates from July 18, 2000 to July 17, 2002

Ages 9/10 years old. Birth dates from July 18, 1998 to July 17, 2000

Ages 11/12 years old. Birth dates from July 18, 1996 to July 17, 1998

Ages 13/14 years old. Birth dates from July 18, 1994 to July 17, 1996

Registration forms will be available on-line at www.syossetbaseball.org along with local retailers throughout the town. Fill out the form complete and bring it with you to the competition site on April 4.

Each participant can only participate in one local venue, thus you can't participate in any other pitch, hit and run locations throughout the region.

No metal spikes are allowed during any portion of the competition.

Players will be scored on accuracy of pitching at a 45' distance (all age groups to a designated target), accuracy of hitting and for distance off a tee and speed of running.

There will be a winner for each category pitching, hitting and running as well as individual winners for overall in each age group.

All events are individually scored and converted to a total point score. Participants will compete in each of the three components and accumulate a total scored based on his/ her performance.

Event is opened to all Syosset Baseball boys and girls.

The first place all-around, pitching, hitting and running champions in each age group will advance to the Sectional competition.

From the Sectional competition, the winners have a chance to advance to the Team Championships which will be held during June at the local field (either CitiField or the new Yankee Stadium).

Those Team Championship winners will go on to advance at the National Finals to be held in St. Louis, Missouri at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game.

We have secured volunteers from the baseball board as well as managers and coaches and welcome any additional assistance during the event. If you can volunteer your time during the event, please e-mail jschuster@syossetbaseball.org.

All participating players will take home their score card as well as a series of commemorative baseball cards.

All winners will be announced after the competition has concluded and all scores are tallied to be reported to Major League Baseball.

We look forward to all eligible players participating in this fun-filled Major League Baseball event sponsored by their main sponsor, Aquafina.

Events for Syosset Baseball Association can be found at www.syossetbaseball.org.


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