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Pitch Hit & Run

The 2020 Pitch Hit and Run Date will be announced early in 2020!

2019 Pitch Hit and Run

Over 100 players came out for JLL's 1st Annual Pitch, Hit and Run Competition on May 3, 2019 and several players have advanced to the Sectionals on June 2, 2019!  Congratulations to all those who advanced and thanks to everyone who came out this year!

Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run (PHR) is a FREE, 1-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14*. PHR is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball and will be hosted by Jackson Little League on Friday, May 3, 2019 beginning at 5:30 PM.  All participants must be JLL registered for the Spring 2019 Season.

Participants compete in the Baseball Division and have the opportunity to advance through four levels of competition including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and the National Finals during MLB All-Star Week.

To sign up for this fun experience, please visit the link below:

Age is determined as of July 17, 2019. The following chart is an age group breakdown for the Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run events in 2019:

Age 7/8:  July 18, 2010 - July 17, 2012

Age 9/10:  July 18, 2008 - July 17, 2010

Age 11/12:  July 18, 2006 - July 17, 2008

Age 13/14:  July 18, 2004 - July 17, 2006


Each competitor receives six (6) attempts to hit the designated "Strike Zone".

Competitors in the baseball division pitch/throw from 45 feet away.

All participants in the baseball division compete with a standard baseball.

The "Strike Zone" target (17" x 30" banner) reflects a standard MLB strike zone.

Each attempt hitting ANY portion of the "Strike Zone" target is worth 75 points.


Each competitor will be allowed three (3) swings in an attempt to hit the ball.

Only the best of the three (3) attempts, as determined by the administrator, will count toward a competitor's score.

A swing and a miss counts as one attempt (one swing = one attempt).

A running or walking start is not permitted. Participant may take a single stride step, but cannot take multiple steps in attempt to hit the ball from a walking or running start.

All participants in the baseball division compete with a standard baseball.


The RUN portion of the program will measure a competitor's speed in a sprint from the start line, touching third base, and touching home plate. ALL participants will run a total of 120 feet.


Please come out and join us for PHR and our feature presentation of The Sandlot on Movie Night following the event! 

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