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The Hit

Objective: The HIT portion of the program will test a competitor's ability to hit from a stationary batting tee, along a tape measure from home plate, toward straight-away centerfield. Hits will be measured for distance and accuracy.

Suggested Equipment:

  • One (1) adjustable batting tee
  • Six (6) baseballs
  • Six (6) 11-inch softballs (7/8 and 9/10 girls division)
  • Six (6) 12-inch softballs (11/12 and 13/14 girls division)
  • Two (2) different sized aluminum baseball/softball bats
Note: Participants may use their own bat. If a participant brings his/her own bat, it must be made available to all others competing.
  • Measuring tape (at least 250 feet, positioned from home plate, through second base toward straight-away centerfield).
  • String (at least 50 feet, used to determine accuracy).
  • Six (6) small bean bags/flags used to mark each hit.

Procedure:

  • Each competitor will be allowed three (3) swings in an attempt to hit the ball.
  • Only the best of the three (3) attempts, as determined by the administrator, will count toward a competitor's score.
  • A swing and a miss counts as one attempt (one swing = one attempt).
  • A running or walking start is not permitted. Participant may take a single stride step, but cannot take multiple steps in attempt to hit the ball from a walking or running start.
  • Participants in the 7/8 and 9/10 girls division should compete with an 11-inch softball, whereas those in the 11/12 and 13/14 girls division should compete with a 12-inch softball.
  • All participants in the boys division compete with a standard baseball.

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