100 + participants took part in this year’s Sectional Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition hosted by Nevada ASA Junior Olympics Softball in the City of Las Vegas, Nevada on May 9, 2015 at West Flamingo Park. These local youth earned honors in their respective age groups.
The Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run consists of four (4) levels of competition: Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and National Finals.
Sectional Competition: All scores are reset to zero and each youngster, who has advanced from a Local Competition, participates in ALL three (3) components of the Pitch, Hit & Run competition. If the youngster was an individual skill Champion at a Local Competition, he/she still participates in all three events. These youth of our Valley competed with around 100 + from the areas of Parowan, Utah – Needles, California; we were told that this was one of the bigger sectional championships in the competition.
Each Sectional Championship will award the following participants in each age and gender group: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place All-Around – Medals
All Participants – will receive a certificate of achievement.
Boys 7-8 Years Old:
Mason Montoya 2nd Place, Jordan Goodsell 3rd Place & Cooper Harris, 8th Place.
Boys 9-10 Years Old:
Kurt Felix 1st Place, Stratton Waite 5th Place & Drake Wakefield 7th Place.
Boys 11-12 Years Old:
Kyler Worthen , 9th Place.
Boys 13-14 Years Old:
Brock Hughes 3rd Place & Michael Leach 4th Place.
Girls 9-10 Years Old:
Brooklin Montoya 6th Place
Girls 11-12 Years Old:
Joslynn Harris 10th Place & Gracie Woods 11th Place.
Kurt Felix has qualified for the team championship competition to be held at PETCO PARK, The Major League Baseball Stadium for the San Diego Padres.
The MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition allows boys and girls from ages 7-14 to showcase their talents in pitching, hitting and running with scores based on distance, accuracy and times. “It was a great event for the kids and to watch them compete against other kids from all over at a higher level of competition in baseball and softball,” said Nicholas Montoya, Interim Director of the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services.
The City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services would like to congratulate all the competitors and Mr. Felix as he is moving on to the Team Championships, good luck and have fun! “Our youth of the Virgin Valley Little League did an amazing job and represented our valley very well, we are very proud of them and their accomplishments,” Montoya added.
For more additional information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.