Pitch, Hit & Run and Jr. Home Run Derby Postponed till Monday; WHOP'er Easter Egg Hunt Still on for Saturday
Hopkinsville’s inaugural Pitch, Hit & Run contest and Jr. Home Run Derby contest have both been rescheduled from this Saturday afternoon to Monday, April 22 at 6 pm at Tie Breaker Park. The free Major League Baseball skills competitions date change is due to impending heavy rains for the next 48 hours and the anticipated resulting infield conditions.
Despite the forecast, the community’s WHOP’er Easter Egg Hunt at Tie Breaker Park is still on for 11 a.m. on Saturday. The egg hunt is held in the diamond outfield areas and is open for kids walking age to 8 years old.
For more egg hunt details visit the event site on Facebook.
The Pitch, Hit & Run contest hosts boys and girls divisions for ages 7-14 broken into for separate age divisions (7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14). Players are scored on a combination of hitting distance (from a tee), base running times and accuracy throwing at a target. The Jr. Home Run Derby is a combined boys-girls contest for 12-under and 14-under divisions, hitting only baseballs from a pitching machine, scored strictly as a long ball contest.
Walk-up registration for both MLB-sponsored events is welcomed. All players must bring proof of age and be accompanied by a guardian to sign waiver forms. Winners from the Hopkinsville events will advance to regional contests near Chicago later this summer. The regional winners advance to compete for the overall championships during Major League All-Star week festivities in Cleveland in July.
For more information or updates, call Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation at 270-887-4290.