Nine youngsters advancing to Pitch, Hit, Run sectional event

From Staff Reports

April 6, 2008 - Sulphur Springs youngsters Dee Dugan, Dillian Carpenter, Desiree Debase and Blake Barnett won their overall divisions of the Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition held on March 28 at Buford Park.

As many as 35 participants competed in the event hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Hopkins County as nine participants will advance to the sectional competition on May 18 in Rockwall.

In the 13-to-14 age group, Barnett won the overall title with a total score of 1,250 points as he won all three events with a score of 650 in the run competition, 450 in the hitting phase and 150 in the pitching competition.

In the 11-to-12 age group, Debase won the overall title with a total score of 925 as she won the run competition with a 700 score and tied Kasey Moore in the pitch competition with a score of 75. In the hitting phase, Shakoja Debase was the winner with a score of 170.

In the 9-to-10 age group, Carpenter was the overall champion with a total score of 1,080 as he was the hit champion with a score of 290. Kaden Moore won the pitch competition with a score of 225 and also won the run contest with a 650.

In the 7-8 age group, Dugan was the overall champion with a score of 626 and was the hit champion with a score of 130. In the pitch competition, Samantha Thomas won with a score of 150, while Ty Latham won the run phase with a total of 462.

The pitch, hit and run competition is a baseball skills competition that allows youngsters to showcase their talents in pitching, hitting and running with scores determined by individual performances in each skill event.

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