Press Release

MLB Selects Marion to Host Pitch, Hit & Run Competition Share

Mar 22, 2023  |  Web Administrator

Youth in Grant and sur­round­ing coun­ties are invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in a Major League Base­ball Pitch, Hit & Run com­pe­ti­tion host­ed in Mar­i­on this spring for a chance to advance to a Nation­al Finals tour­na­ment dur­ing the World Series.

MLB Pitch, Hit, & Run in Mar­i­on will take place on Sat­ur­day, May 20th, at 10am in Mat­ter Park. 

It is free and open to youth in Grant and all nine sur­round­ing coun­ties ages 7 – 14. Par­tic­i­pants will com­pete in age divi­sions 7 – 8, 9 – 10, 11 – 12, and 13 – 14. 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 Nation­al Finals host­ed dur­ing Game 2 of the 2023 World Series. 

May­or Jess Alum­baugh is pleased that Major League Base­ball select­ed Mar­i­on to host the Pitch, Hit & Run com­pe­ti­tion this year. This will give the youth in our area a chance to show­case their base­ball skills while enjoy­ing the many ameni­ties our city offers.”

On the day of the com­pe­ti­tion in Mar­i­on, please bring a copy or dig­i­tal pho­to of a valid birth doc­u­ment for par­tic­i­pant age verification.

To reg­is­ter, please click the link below. You must reg­is­ter in order to participate.


For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it PitchHitRun@​MLB.​com, and check out their FAQs found on the site.


Rose Cade­na, MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Coor­di­na­tor, Parks & Recre­ation Dept., City of Mar­i­on
rcadena@​cityofmarion.​in.​gov, 765.382.3761

James Loftis, Super­in­ten­dent, Parks & Recre­ation Dept., City of Mar­i­on
jloftis@​cityofmarion.​in.​gov, 765.668.4496

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