Carmel Valley youth wins Padres’ Pitch, Hit & Run Competition

Marissa Gaut

Marissa Gaut, a second grader at Ocean Air Elementary School, won first place for the girls 7/8 age group in the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition June 1 at Petco Park.   Marissa advanced to this competition by achieving the highest overall score at both the local Del Mar and Sectional Pitch, Hit & Run competitions.

Her sectional score was then compared to the other sectional winners across the Padres’ market, which encompasses portions of Southern California and Nevada. The top three sectional scorers across the Padres market were then invited to compete at Petco Park.  Each level of competition included hitting a ball off a tee for distance and accuracy, accuracy in throwing at strike zone targets, and a timed run from 2nd to home base.

Marissa was recognized on the field during a pre-game ceremony before the Padres-Blue Jays game. As the Padres’ area champion, Marissa’s score will be compared to the other girls age 7/8 MLB market champions nationwide, and the top three  scores will compete for the national championship during the MLB All-Star game. Marissa played softball this season in the North Shore league for the U8 Maroon Magic.

Related posts:

  1. Del Mar Powerhouse player Matty “Moo” Allen wins at MLB Pitch Hit and Run Competition
  2. Local players win event
  3. Carmel Valley resident thrives on long-standing role as Padres ball girl
  4. Second Chance founder throws first pitch
  5. Carmel Valley school wins Challenge 24 Math Competition in San Diego

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