Owen Black set to compete in 2018 MLB Jr. Home Run Derby

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Owen Black will be competing in Saturday's MLB Jr. Home Run Derby National Finals in Washington, D.C.

MLB Jr. Home Run Derby National Finalists

Holden Cooper – 12u Age Division – Raleigh, NC

Owen Black – 14u Age Division – Mufreesboro, NC

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Softball Finalists

Kinsey Cave – Ages 7 & 8 – Wallace, NC

Forty children from around the United States and Canada, between the ages of seven and 14, have advanced from their respective regional championships to compete during MLB All-Star Week at Nationals Park, the site of the 2018 MLB All-Star Game Presented by Mastercard.

The third annual MLB Jr. Home Run Derby National Finals will be held at Nationals Park on Saturday, July 14th beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EDT), featuring 16 young sluggers who have advanced from more than 1,500 local competitions across the United States. The winners of the MLB Jr. Home Run Derby contest in both age divisions – 14u & 12u – will be recognized at the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on Monday, July 16th. The championship is the culmination of a fun-focused home run hitting contest that provided thousands of kids, ages 14 and under, with an opportunity to advance to All-Star Week.

The Scotts® MLB Pitch, Hit & Run National Finals competition is scheduled for Monday, July 16th at 12:30 p.m. (EDT) at Nationals Park. The list of 24 Finalists includes the top three baseball and softball participants from four age divisions (7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14). In 2018, more than 625,000 youth from the U.S. and Canada participated in more than 4,500 competitions in either the baseball or softball sectors of each age division. Scotts® MLB Pitch, Hit & Run encourages youth players to develop their fundamental baseball & softball skills in these competitions, which begin at the local level and continue through sectional and team championships. Each of the 30 MLB ballparks hosted team championships from late May through early July.