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Pitch, Hit and Run tryout in Durango to give local youths shot at competing at World Series

Selected children will compete at the World Series. (Unsplash)
The opportunity is open to boys and girls

On Sunday, May 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., youth baseball and softball players from Southwest Colorado have the opportunity to show off their skills for a chance to compete at the World Series at the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run event at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. in Durango.

Athletes will have the chance to practice and highlight their baseball and softball skills, but will also compete to attend and compete at the 2024 Major League Baseball World Series July 21-27 in St. Charles, Missouri.

Attendees with a last name starting with A-K will participate from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and last names starting with the letters L-Z will have their turn from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants will compete in the age divisions of 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 or 13-14.

“They will be tested, and their measurements will be recorded for points,” the event’s website said. “Based on their scores, they will advance from a local event to a team championship and then to the finals hosted at the World Series.”

The event is free to register and is being hosted by the Bank of Colorado, which sponsors the Colorado Rockies.

In addition, the Colorado Rockies mascot Dinger will be present from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Those who wish to attend can register online at www.pitchhitrun2024.leagueapps.com/events/4127565-durango-baseball--softball.

More information can be found by emailing Kate Cortis via email at info@dysb.us.