Maple Valley Girl Repping Mariners at Pitch, Hit & Run Finals

Kaiea Higa, who is representing the Mariners at the National Pitch, Hit & Run Championships at Petco Park, gets a high five from pitcher Nathan Karns.

Kaiea Higa, who is representing the Mariners at the National Pitch, Hit & Run Championships at Petco Park, gets a high five from pitcher Nathan Karns.

Kaiea Higa of Maple Valley is representing the Mariners today at the Pitch, Hit & Run National Finals competition at Petco Park in San Diego. Higa was the top finisher in her age category (11/12 Softball) at the Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championships at Safeco Field on June 12, and her scores placed her among the top three in the nation. She’ll match up against competitors from Roseville, California (representing the San Francisco Giants) and Jupiter, Florida (representing the Miami Marlins) in the baseball skills competition. Win, lose or draw, when Higa returns from San Diego, she’ll get to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Mariners meet the Houston Astros at Safeco Field on July 17.

Kaiea Higa of Maple Valley, is competing against kids from across the country at the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run National Finals during All-Star Week at Petco Park.

Kaiea Higa of Maple Valley, is competing against kids from across the country at the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run National Finals during All-Star Week at Petco Park.

Higa was also chosen by MLB as one of two National Finalists to write a blog post about her experience.

Congratulations and good luck, Kaiea. The Mariners are rooting for you.

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