City of Mesa Youth Sports and the Oakland Athletics will be hosting Pitch, Hit and Run and the Jr. Home Run Derby, Feb. 19, at Hohokam Stadium, 1235 N. Center St. .The event is free and open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14. A’s players will be at the event.
Pitch, Hit and Run, presented by Scotts, is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. Participants can advance through four levels of competition. The Junior Home Run Derby includes three levels of competition. The top performers nationally from both events will advance to the National Finals during MLB All-Star Week.
Check-in on Feb. 19 is from 5 to 6 p.m. with the event starting at 6 p.m. All overall winners will receive two free tickets to the A’s vs. White Sox game at Hohokam Stadium on Saturday, February 3. During pre-game, all winners and their parent/guardian will get to be on the field where their names will be announced.