Mariners Pitch, Hit & Run Participant Makes National Finals

A Port Orchard boy who competed in the Seattle Mariners Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championships at Safeco Field on June 17th has qualified for the National Finals in the MLB skills competition.

Andrew Canady, who competed in the 13-14 Year Old Boys Division, was among the top three scorers in the nation in his age group. Because of that, he’s on his way to the National Finals during MLB All-Star Week in Kansas City. The finals will be Monday, July 9, prior to the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day and State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium.

Andrew Canady hitting at Safeco Field.

More than 685,000 boys and girls competed in the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competitions across the country.

This is the 12th time in 10 years a Mariners representative has qualified for the National Finals in Pitch, Hit & Run. Last year, Emeka Egbuka of DuPont, won first place in the 7-8 Year Old Boy category.

Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. The grassroots program is designed to provide youth across North America with an integrated competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball skills. Boys and girls compete in four age groups: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14.

- RH

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