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Orioles host Pitch, Hit & Run competition

Orioles host Pitch, Hit & Run competition

BALTIMORE -- With the famous B&O Warehouse as a backdrop, eight winners of the Orioles Pitch, Hit & Run competition posed for a photo on the field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The Orioles hosted their iteration of the Pitch, Hit & Run competition, presented by Scotts, on June 7. All 30 Major League ballparks host a regional championship that determines winners from four age groups for both boys and girls.

Ella Sampsell (7-8), Bianca Salisbury (9-10), Megan Kite (11-12) and Jordyn DiFava (13-14) were the female champions. Gavin McIntyre (7-8), Matthew Bahr (9-10), Jack Bulger (11-12) and Bryce Greenley (13-14) were the winners in the boys divisions.

The winners from across Maryland, West Virginia and Delaware got a chance to take the field at Oriole Park with a trip to Minneapolis for All-Star Week on the line.

All 30 ballparks host a championship sometime between May 31 and June 29. Once the top regional performers from each age division are determined, participants' scores will be ranked and the top three players of each group will be selected to compete in the final round at Target Field.

Participants for the Pitch, Hit & Run national championship will be announced June 29 on MLB Network. Those players will also get a chance to shag fly balls during the Home Run Derby.

David Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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