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Last Chance to Pitch Hit and Run Your Way to Fenway

May 8, 2008 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) - New England Riptide News Release

Think you have what it takes to go all the way to the MLB All-Star game at Yankee Stadium this summer? Prove it by competing on Martin Softball Field in Lowell!

The New England Riptide will host a free Aquafina® Major League Baseball® Pitch, Hit & Run™ competition for area youth. Boys and girls age 7 to 14 are eligible to participate--please bring a copy of birth certificate. No pre-registration is necessary.

The date for this local competition is Saturday, May 10, 2008 at noon. It will be held at Martin Softball Field in Lowell, MA. For directions, go to www.neriptide.com.

Pitch, Hit & Run™ is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball®. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball skills. Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition:

Local; Sectional; Team Championships to be held at Fenway Park; and then finally the National Finals at the 2008 MLB™ All-Star Game®. This year's All-Star Game® will be played at Yankee Stadium.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.

Winners at each of these Local Competitions won't have to travel far for Sectionals! Sectional Competition - and one step away from playing on the field at Fenway Park - will be held on Martin Softball Field in Lowell, MA on May 24, 2008 at 9 AM! Winners of the Team Championships and their families will win a trip to New York to be guests of MLB™ at the All-Star Game®. Pitch, Hit & Run™ National Finals will be held during Major League Baseball's® All-Star FanFest.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, please contact the New England Riptide at info@neriptide.com or 866-4-RIPTIDE. The competition will be held in drizzle or scattered rain. If there is a question of cancellation due to heavy rain, please call 866-4-RIPTIDE for an update.

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