Caddo Parks and Recreation to host free MLB and Jr. Home Run Derby competitions

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Caddo Parish to Host MLB Pitch, Hit & Run and Jr. Home Run Derby Competitions


Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Captain Shreve High School,  will host Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run and Jr. Home Run Derby local competitions at Captain Shreve High School on June 8th at 6:00p.m.  The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


The MLB Pitch Hit & Run competition is open to boys and girls ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. Participants will be tested in three fundamental aspects of baseball/softball (pitching, hitting and running).


PITCH: Participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated strike zone target.

HIT: Participant hits a ball off a stationary tee for distance and accuracy.

RUN: Participant is timed, starting from second base, touching third then touching home plate.


The MLB Jr. Home Run Derby is open to boys and girls, ages 11-12 and 13-14. This competition allows participants to display their hitting power and swing for the fences in a fun and free competition.


For more information or to preregister for competitions, visit or contact Mary Murphy, Recreation Coordinator at (318)-220-6284.   On-site registration will be available the day of the event at 5:00p.m.