ARLINGTON -- The Rangers hosted their Pitch, Hit and Run competition before Sunday's game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. They had 25 participants, with four boys and girls divisions.
Among the eight winners included Ty'son Edwards, 10, in the 9-10 boys division and his sister Tori, 8, in the 7-8 girls division from Flower Mound. It was Tori's first major competition.
"It was really cool; I'm really glad I got to do this," Tori said.
Eric Hillman, 14, won the 13-14 boys division. The Midland native thought he would've placed in second or third because he didn't do well on the pitching portion of the competition. "I was nervous," Hillman said. "It was very exciting to come to the Rangers Ballpark and do this, though. It was amazing."
The winners will have a chance to fly to New York for the All-Star Game. Their scores will be compared among the other 29 representatives from each club and MLB Network will announce three winners from each division around 5:45 p.m. CT on Sunday. They will receive an all-paid trip to New York and take part in the All-Star festivities, including shagging fly balls during the Home Run Derby.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less