Boys and girls, aged 7 to 14, will be given a chance to showcase their skills on the Rotary Field at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in the Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run competition this Saturday, May 4, starting at 9 a.m.
The champions from the four age categories will advance to a regional showdown, the winners of which will advance to the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The champions from the Rogers Centre competition will advance to the North American Championship finals, being held during the 2013 Major League Baseball all-star game in July.
There is no cost to participate, but players must pre-register by calling 519-284-1838 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Players should check-in on Saturday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m. at the Hall of Fame’s Rotary Field, and must hand in a photocopy of their birth certificate.
The players are divided by gender, and the four age categories are 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14, as determined by the child’s age on July 17, 2013.
The three competitions that make up the event involve the players’ ability to throw strikes, a timed running segment, and hitting for distance and accuracy.
The winners advance to the regional showdown, which also is slated to take place at the Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. If they make it through that sectional, they will be invited to compete at the Rogers Centre on Sunday, June 9.
For further information, or to pre-register, please contact the Hall of Fame at 519-284-1838 or email@example.com or drop into their downtown office at 140 Queen St. E. in St. Marys.
Note: This Saturday, May 4, the Hall of Fame will open its doors for another outstanding season. The Hall will be open weekends only in May, Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 12 noon to 4 p.m. (plus Victoria Day 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
From June 1 to Oct. 13, the Hall of Fame will be open daily (Monday through Saturday) from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 12 noon to 4 p.m.