2014 MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Program presented by Scotts National Champions crowned

The National Champions of the 2014 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition presented by Scotts were crowned Monday, July 14 at Target Field in Minneapolis as part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day.

The 2014 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run program presented by Scotts National Champions are:

7-8 Year Old Girls Age Division

Name

Hometown

MLB Team

Gabriella Emeana

Copperas Cove, TX

Houston Astros

7-8 Year Old Boys Age Division

Alex Clemmey

Middletown, RI

Boston Red Sox

9-10 Year Old Girls Age Division

Olivia King

Lee's Summit, MO

Kansas City Royals

9-10 Year Old Boys Age Division

Cole Young

Wexford, PA

Pittsburgh Pirates

11-12 Year Old Girls Age Division

Madison Hayes

Ooltewah, TN

Atlanta Braves

11-12 Year Old Boys Age Division

Carmelo Hernandez

Santa Maria, CA

Los Angeles Dodgers

13-14 Year Old Girls Age Division

Josie Peterson

Enders, NE

Colorado Rockies

13-14 Year Old Boys Age Division

Matt Novis

Tempe, AZ

Arizona Diamondbacks

Beginning in March, approximately 625,000 youth participated in over 4,000 competitions that took place across North America. Scotts, the "Official Lawn Care Company of Major League Baseball," is in its second year sponsoring the grassroots program. Two former Pitch, Hit & Run National Finalists -- Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals and Chris Parmelee of the Minnesota Twins -- have reached the Major Leagues.

Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) invites youth to demonstrate their skills by competing in pitching, hitting and running competitions. PHR participants advance through four levels of competition, beginning at the local level, which is hosted by organizations, leagues, or volunteers within a community, and continuing through sectional and team competitions. All 30 MLB Clubs hosted team championships at their ballparks on weekends from May 31st through June 29th. The top three competitors nationwide from each age group (7-­8, 9-­10, 11-­12 and 13-­14) advanced to the 2014 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run program presented by Scotts National Finals.

In addition to the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run presented by Scotts National Finals, the 24 finalists made a special trip to T-Mobile All-Star FanFest, an interactive baseball theme park and the largest baseball fan event in the world. Among its attractions are an exhibit from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, batting cages, clinics from Major League legends, free autograph sessions with former Twins, MLB legends and Hall of Famers, memorabilia and much more.

Gatorade All-Star Workout Day is the second day of 2014 MLB All-Star Week events at Target Field. The day features American League and National League batting practice followed by the Gillette Home Run Derby.

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15th. The 85th MLB All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the MLB All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive MLB All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.