2013 MLB Pitch Hit and Run presented by Scotts National Champions Crowned

By Steven Embree | July 23, 2013, 12 a.m. (ET)

NEW YORK CITY --- The 24 national finalists in the 2013 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) competition presented by Scott’s, the official youth skills competition of Major League Baseball (MLB), recently competed and eight champions were crowned Monday, July 15 at Citi Field in New York City as part of the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day. More than 685,000 youth participated in over 4,000 competitions that took place across North America.

For the fourth year in a row, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America teamed up with the MLB PHR team for a nationwide Girls Softball Division which allowed girls to compete and advance separately from the boys throughout the competition.

2013 National Finalists

7-8 Year Old Girls Age Division

Name Hometown MLB Team
Macy Richardson Tecumseh, NE Colorado Rockies (Champion)
Olivia Feldman Lithia, FL Tampa Bay Rays
Haylee Allen Campbellsville, KY Cincinnati Reds

7-8 Year Old Boys Age Division

Name Hometown MLB Team
Jacob Hufnagel Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Pirates (Champion)
Walker Buchanan Fr. Myers, FL Miami Marlins
Banks Hartman Fuquay-Varina, NC Atlanta Braves

9-10 Year Old Girls Age Division

Name Hometown MLB Team
Rebecka Mellor Nokomis, FL Miami Marlins (Champion)
Avery Greider Fr. Wayne, IN Chicago White Sox
Allison Lowrey Bridgewater, NJ New York Mets

9-10 Year Old Boys Age Division

Name Hometown MLB Team
Brett Allen Mechanicville, VA Washington Nationals (Champion)
Parker Lee Friendswood, TX Houston Astros
Carter Krawchuk St. Catharines, ON Toronto Blue Jays

11-12 Year Old Girls Age Division

Name Hometown MLB Team
Sophie Dubreuil Niantic, CT New York Mets (Champion)
Haley Loffer Hayden, ID Seattle Mariners
Renee Cho Rancho Cordova, CA Oakland Athletics

11-12 Year Old Boys Age Division

Name Hometown MLB Team
Jaden Lyburtus Guadalupe, CA Los Angeles Dodgers (Champion)
Ty Bender Woodland, PA Pittsburgh Pirates
Colten Shumway Enoch, UT Colorado Rockies

13-14 Year Old Girls Age Division

Name Hometown MLB Team
Laura Farnsworth Frankenmuth, MI Detroit Tigers (Champion)
Grace Lyons Glendale, AZ Arizona Diamondbacks
Madison Wiltrout Connellsville, PA Pittsburgh Pirates

13-14 Year Old Boys Age Division

Name Hometown MLB Team
Alexander Tappen Lower Gwynedd, PA Philadelphia Phillies (Champion)
Ryan Lewis Swansea, MA Boston Red Sox
Jackson White Charleston, SC Atlanta Braves

                Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) invites youth to demonstrate their skills by competing in pitching, hitting and running competitions. Scotts, the “Official Lawn Care Company of Major League Baseball,” is in its first year sponsoring the grassroots program. PHR participants can advance through four levels of competition, beginning at the local level, which can be hosted by organizations, leagues, or volunteers within a community, and continuing through sectional and team competitions. All 30 MLB Clubs hosted team championships at their ballparks on weekends from June 1 through June 30. The top three competitors nationwide from each age group (7-­8, 9-­10, 11-­12 and 13-­14) in both baseball and softball divisions advanced to the 2013 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run presented by Scotts National Finals.

                In addition to the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run presented by Scotts National Finals, the 24 finalists made a special trip to T-Mobile All-Star FanFest, an interactive baseball theme park and the largest baseball fan event in the world. Among its attractions are an exhibit from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, batting cages, clinics from Major League legends, free autograph sessions with former Mets, MLB legends and Hall of Famers, memorabilia and much more.

      Gatorade All-Star Workout Day took place during the second day of the 2013 MLB All-Star Week events at Citi Field. The day featured American League and National League batting practice followed by the Chevrolet Home Run Derby, where four players from each League participated in a home run hitting contest with rounds consisting of 10 outs.

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