Jaidon Truman has advanced to the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Team championships in Chicago hosted at US Cellular Field home of the Chicago White Sox.
Jaidon’s journey began April 24th when he competed at the Wabash Little League local competition where he won as overall Champion for 11/12 boys.
Jaidon then competed at the Fort Wayne sectional hosted by District 10 Little League on May 28th. Unlike the local level, competitors might win their sectional as champion and not advance because their scores are compared to all other sectional scores within the state and only the top three scores advance to the Team Championship level.
The Team Championship will take place June 11th at all MLB ballparks. The top three scores in the country in each age group will advance to the National Finals to be hosted at the MLB All Star game in San Diego, CA on July 12th.
Jaidon’s family was notified with a phone call from an MLB representative informing them Jaidon’s score was in the top three overall at sectionals and invited him to attend the Team Championships in Chicago along with free tickets to see the game that day.
Jaidon is hopeful to score well enough in Chicago to advance to the national finals but realizes the competition is very tough as only a few hundred kids are left. 650,000 children all across America started the Pitch, Hit and Run competition this year and only three from each age group make it to the All Star game. We wish Jaidon the best of luck on June 11th as he represents Wabash Little League.
Brandon McKillip was the 10 year old winner of the MLB Pitch Hit Run competition held in Wabash. As the winner, he advanced to the Fort Wayne sectional competition. His score at that competition was high enough to advance to the team championship competition at US Cellular Field home of the Chicago White Sox on Sat June 11th. Each participant pitches 5 balls to hit a small target, runs as fast as they can from home to second base, and hits fly balls as far and as straight as they can. All these scores are tabulated and the top individual from each age group advances.
Korbin Haupert of the coaches pitch Red Sox also won the Wabash and Ft Wayne Competition but did not advance to Chicago.