Island girl wins McCoy's Pitch, Hit & Run competition
Island third-grader Chloe Weber hit it out of the ballpark last week.
Chloe went from small-town little leaguer to the big city minor leagues when she took home a state title in the 2012 Pitch, Hit & Run™ competition during a recent on-field pre-game awards ceremony at Pawtucket’s McCoy Stadium. Chloe was the running champion for the 7 to 8 year old division.
“It felt awesome to be on the field,” Chloe told her mom, Heidi. Heidi adds that Chloe worked hard for the competition.
Hosted by Dunkin’ Donuts, the Pawtucket Red Sox, and CW 28, Pitch, Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. The program provides boys and girls across the country, ages 7 to 14, with the opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball skills competition, showcasing their pitching, hitting and running abilities.
Competitions were held throughout the state in the spring, and an All-Around Champion, a Pitching Champion, a Hitting Champion, and a Running Champion in each age group (7-8, 9-10, 11-12 & 13-14) were named. Winners advanced to the Sectional Championship at McCoy Stadium.
Winners of the Sectional Championship competed in the Team Championship at Fenway Park, followed by the National Finals during All-Star week.