Gravdahl makes Pitch, Hit & Run nationals
A West Fargo teen was named as one of only 24 national finalists who will attend the Pitch, Hit & Run program by the Scotts, the official youth skills competition of Major League Baseball.
Andrew Gravdahl, 14, was selected as a finalist to represent the Minnesota Twins in the 13-14 year-old boys division.
Gravdahl will compete at the national finals during the MLB All-Star Week, which includes shagging fly balls in the outfield during Monday night’s Gillette Home Run Derby.
The national competition will take place on the field at Target Field at 2 p.m. on July 14, just before the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day.
Gravdahl qualified in March when about 625,000 youth participated in over 4,000 competitions that took place across North America.
Pitch, Hit & Run allows kids to demonstrate their skills by competing in pitching, hitting and running competitions. PHR participants advance through four levels of competition, beginning at the local level, which is hosted by organizations, leagues, or volunteers within a community, and continuing through sectional and team competitions.
Two former Pitch, Hit & Run national finalists, Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals and Chris Parmelee of the Minnesota Twins, reached the Major Leagues.