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Greenwich Recreation hosts "MLB PITCH, HIT, and RUN"

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Greenwich, CT | Added on May 04, 2014 At 06:41 PM

You never know, one of these athletes could be the next Derek Jeter. Young baseball players showed off their skills during the MLB PITCH, HIT and RUN competition Sunday afternoon.

Patricia Troiano, Recreation Supervisor for the Greenwich Parks and Recreation Department said, "This is the first time the Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation Department is hosting competiton. It's exciting. We do have local town leagues for boys and girls to play baseball and softball, so we do have some of those children here today participating. It's just a nice way to highlight some of the things that they learn through our leagues.

The national initiative gives boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, the chance to show off their abilities and encourages springtime activity. 

"I like hitting the ball," said Raymond, one of the many participants.

"I've never baseball before, but I really like baseball so I wanted to try a challenge," said Kelly, the only girl to participant in this year's competition.

Kids tried out their best fast ball and ran the bases just like their favorite major league player.

"My favorite part about baseball is the batting because I can hit very far and it gives me more time to run, and I like staying active and being outside," said Emilio, another PITCH, HIT, RUN participant.

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