PENDLETON? The Pendleton Pitch, Hit & Run competition was held recently to coincide with the opening of Little League baseball and softball.
Winners from the four age groups for both boys and girls will advance to Union for the May 18 sectional level of competition.
Girls winners for the 7-to-8-year-old range included Tegan Lentz, who was the all-around champion as well as the top point scorer in both the pitch and run categories, as well as hitting champion Elsie Zaugg.
Jordan Jones will advance for the 9-to-10-year-old girls, winning the all-around and the pitching and hitting categories, while Josie Wilson moves on after the best running performance.
For 11-to-12-year-olds, Rylee Parker was the all-around winner, also taking the running title and tying with Alexee Brehaut for the best day of pitching. Both will move on to Union, along with Kirah McGlothan for her hitting victory.
Kalan McGlothan is the only 14-to-14-year-old that will advance after she swept all three individual categories to take the all-around title.
For the boys, Cameron Been had the best all-around score in the 13-to-14-year-olds after winning the pitching and hitting sections. Dillon McCorkle also advances to sectionals with his running performance.
In the 11-12 range, Cooper Roberts had the best pitching score to win the all-around. Hell be joined in Union by Beau Skinner (hitting) and Gabe Umbarger (running).
Tyasin Burns led the 9-to-10-year-olds behind a pitching category win and Jack Persingers hitting and Jack Ensworths running will also advance the boys to sectionals.
In the youngest group, Easton Corey won the all-around, also taking the hitting category. Levi Herman (pitching) and Gauge Ruber (running) were the other sectional qualifiers.
Due to the large number of participants in the three younger boys age divisions, runners-up will also advance. That includes Chas Corbett, Payton Lambert, Shane Rivera, Levi Herman, Zaanan Bane, Blake Swanson, Jacob Parker, Chris Large, Will Glover and Joey Seggerman.