MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

Northeast Zone Baseball has rescheduled their annual MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition at Rundle Park to Saturday, June 22, 2024.


  • WHERE: Rundle Park, 2909 – 113 Ave. (check in at diamond #1)
  • WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2024
  • 13-14 group @ 10:00 am, 11-12 group @ 11:00 am, 9-10 group @ noon, 7-8 group @ 1:00 pm
  • MAXIMUM AGE: 14 years old as of November 15, 2024
  • COMPETITION AGE GROUPS: 7- 8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 (age as of Nov. 15/24)
    Be sure to complete the entire registration process (until you get to a confirmation screen)
  • The Pitch, Hit & Run program is a free event series for boys and girls, and consists of a series of movements that are important in baseball. Participants will compete in either 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, or 13-14 age division, with the Age Cut-off set on November 15, 2024. They will be tested, and their measurements will be recorded for points. Based on their scores, they will advance from a Local Event to a Team Championship and then to the Finals hosted at the World Series.For more information contact: Mike Neary at nearym3@gmail.comNEZ Baseball will serve a free hotdog lunch to all participants.
  • Come out and enjoy the day!


  • Pitch: Athletes are tested on the accuracy of their throw. They get five attempts to hit the strike zone from a designated pitching line. If any portion of the target is hit, it counts toward the athlete’s total points. Each time they hit the target they receive 50 points, 100 points for a bullseye.
  • Hit: Athletes hit the ball off a tee as far as possible. They can adjust the tee to their desired height, and they receive 5 tries. Each ball receives points depending on what zone it lands in — the score is based off where it lands, not where it rolls.
  • Run: Athletes are measured to see how quickly they can run from home to first base. Each participant gets two attempts to run, and their fastest score is recorded.
  • Athletes receive an overall score, which determines if they can advance to the Team Championship.
  • Winners who go to the Team Championships are put in a pool with other Team Championship winners, and the highest scores receive an all-expense paid trip for them and one guardian to the Finals, which takes place during the 2024 MLB World Series.

Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters across the country with an opportunity to participate, free of charge, in an exciting baseball skills competition in the safest atmosphere possible.  PITCH HIT & RUN is intended to encourage youth participation and showcase the top youth talent in baseball. Since there is no registration fee for this program, every boy and girl, ages 7-14, will have a chance to compete. Participants will compete in three important aspects of baseball/softball: pitching, hitting & running.

All participants must have their parent or guardian REGISTER ONLINE at prior to the competition. Parents/guardians should be ready and able to show proof of participant age (copy/picture of birth certificate, etc.).  

Birthdate/Age Verification Chart

For all levels of the PITCH HIT & RUNTM program, each competitor’s age is taken as of November 15, 2024. Use the chart below to determine the appropriate age group for each competitor.

  • Age 7/8       Nov. 16, 2016 to Nov. 15, 2017
  • Age 9/10     Nov. 16, 2014 to Nov. 15, 2015
  • Age 11/12   Nov. 16, 2012 to Nov. 15, 2013
  • Age 13/14   Nov. 16, 2010 to Nov. 15, 2011

Parents/guardians should be ready and able to show proof of participant age (copy/picture of birth certificate, etc.)

More information and updates will be posted on the NEZ website at

Congratulations to the 2023 winners in each category:

AGE 7 & 8 
Pitch ChampionBrody Jones
Hit ChampionMaximus Taylor
Run ChampionSawyer Cherrett
Overall ChampionSawyer Cherrett
AGE 9 & 10 
Pitch ChampionBenny Norris
Hit ChampionBenny Norris
Run ChampionKason Ferbey
Overall ChampionBenny Norris
AGE 11 & 12 
Pitch ChampionJohnny Broderick
Hit ChampionLogan Tanouye
Run ChampionMatthias Fehr
Overall ChampionConnor Westfall
AGE 13 & 14 
Pitch ChampionWilliam Lounsbury
Hit ChampionDaniel Neary
Run ChampionLincoln Holm
Overall ChampionDaniel Neary

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