MILWAUKEE -- At many a Major League ballpark, the overnight thunderstorms that carried over into the morning in Milwaukee would have washed out the Scotts Pitch, Hit & Run local championship scheduled at Miller Park at sunup on Sunday. The show would go on, however, thanks to the stadium's retractable roof.
Twenty-four boys and girls ages 7-14 ran the same basepaths as Jonathan Villar, pitched in the same park as Jeremy Jeffress and hit balls into the same outfield as Ryan Braun as Miller Park hosted the team competition round of the the Pitch, Hit & Run program. Contestants competed to earn a trip to the national finals at the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard in San Diego.
Curt Hogg is a reporter for MLB.com based
in Milwaukee.. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.