story by Steve McCarthy
July 19, 2009
COTUIT – An estimated 30 youngsters ages 6-12 spent a sunny Sunday morning at Cotuit’s Lowell Park competing in the annual Hit, Pitch, Run, and Throw challenge. 23 athletes were recognized for achievement during a pre-game ceremony at that night’s Kettleers game.
Bob Scotti directed the event, and served as the public address announcer. He was assisted by Cotuit Kettleers interns and volunteers.
Four stations tested versatility in baseball/softball related events. Hits off a tee were measured for distance after the roll. Competitors then threw for distance in the outfield, and speed in the bullpen, as well as sprinting 100 feet for time.
A $10 dollar entry fee admitted each child into the event. Age group winners received trophies, and all participants received a ribbon.
6 yr. old- Lucy Watson, Aiden McDougal
7 yr. old- Aaron Cole, Wyatt Scotti, Nicholas Wilson
8 yr. old- Girl-Rita Orchanian, Devin Thompson, Boy- Conner Beltch, Charles Galvin, Jacob Simcik
9 yr. old- Kathryn Denhremont, Owen Burke, Jack Thalmann, Nicholas Whitnan
10 yr. old- Lizzy Abouchar, John DeGravio, Patrick Galvin, Jack Wayman
11 yr. old- Alexa Wilson, Jonathan Orchanian, Jaret Dentramont, Matt Thalman
12 yr. old- Dan Burke