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2009-07-09 / Sports

Spacek to Compete in National Event

Hannah Spacek will compete in the National Pitch, Hit and Run competition to be held in St. Louis, Missouri next week. Hannah Spacek will compete in the National Pitch, Hit and Run competition to be held in St. Louis, Missouri next week. Hannah Spacek from College Station will be representing Texas in the National Pitch, Hit & Run competition in St. Louis, Missouri, during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby on July 13th at Busch Stadium. Hannah won the local competition in College Station, participated in the sectional contest, and was then invited to the super regional in Austin, which she won. This placed her first in the 11 and 12 year old division in Texas. The three highest scoring individuals from the 10 states competing were awarded an expense paid trip to St. Louis. They will compete in the Pitch, Hit & Run contest during the Home Run Derby and have tickets to the Major League All Star game the next day. Also while they are in Missouri, they will be attending the MLB Fan Fest, participate in the MLB batting practice, and attend a sightseeing tour of the Arch.

The Pitch, Hit and Run (PHR) competition is sponsored by Aquafina and is a competition for boys and girls ages 7-14. PHR is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball and can be hosted in any community by any organization, league, civic group or set of volunteers in the community. The participants are scored on hitting distance and accuracy, pitching/throwing in the strike zone from 35 feet for girls, 45 feet for boys, and timed running from second base to home plate.

Hannah is the daughter of Robert and Jennifer Spacek of College Station, the granddaughter of Monica Spacek of Dime Box, and Alvin and Jeanie Gold of College Station.

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