Sep 21, 2021 1:43 PM

Great Bend girl wins youth competition at Kauffman Stadium

Posted Sep 21, 2021 1:43 PM
Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo

By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post

GREAT BEND — Baze Hogan, from Great Bend, took first place at MLB’s Pitch Hit & Run Team Championship in Kansas City Saturday, Sept. 18. Taking first in the competition held at Kauffman Stadium, Hogan now awaits to find out if she qualified for a trip to the MLB World Series.

The Major League Baseball youth skills competition is for children ages 7-14. The children are scored on their pitching, hitting and running.

Hogan participated in a competition at the Great Bend Sports Complex in July and had one of the top three scores among nine and 10-year-old girls that competed in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Arkansas. Because of this, she qualified to compete at Kauffman Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Royals.

The top three scores in each age division from all the Team Championships at MLB ballparks will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to the World Series.

Hogan will wait to see if she finished in the top three across the country as the MLB will announce the winners on the MLB Network Sept. 29.

Carson Umphres, also from Great Bend, competed in Kansas City in the 13 and 14-year-old boys division and placed second.