Community Events

Pitch, Hit, Run at YMCA April 1

Atmore YMCA will host the annual Scotts Pitch, Hit & Run competition on Saturday, April 1, at the YMCA soccer fields on Pensacola Avenue.

The free test of baseball talent, which is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball, will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until all participants have had a chance to compete in all areas.

The event offers boys and girls ages 7-14, divided into four age divisions, the opportunity to participate in a competition designed to “recognize individual excellence in the core baseball and softball skills.”

The age divisions are 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Each boy or girl must bring a copy of his or her birth certificate, and a parent or guardian must fill out and sign a registration-waiver form prior to the start of the competition.

Local winners will have a chance to advance through four levels, including team championship, which will take place at various Major League Baseball stadiums, and National Finals, which will be held at Marlins Park in Miami during MLB’s 2017 All Star Week.

The local competition’s individual pitch, hit and run winners, along with the all-around champion, from each age division will receive awards and will advance to the sectional level.

Anyone having questions about the competition or wanting more information may contact Roland Hall, by phone at 251-368-9622 or by email at