I think it is a great event for the midwest high school baseball player.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 10, 2009
For the seventh time in as many years, 50 of the midwest's top high school baseball players will descend upon Joliet to participate in the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago High School Showcase, presented by Playball USA. This year's showcase will take place on October 3rd at 9:00 a.m. in Silver Cross Field, home of the Joliet JackHammers.
"This event is a must for the serious player. The exposure is great!" said Kevin Koziol, an LSU recruit and Under Armour All-American. Since the 2005 event, 40 participants have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft. The showcase provides players with the opportunity to perform in front of numerous midwest area scouts from Major League Baseball. Last year 60 scouts and college coaches attended to evaluate the prospects. "The Pitch & Hit Club Showcase is an event that provides an informative speaker program, which educates prospects about professional baseball, while also allowing prospects the ability to showcase their skills in front of professional scouts and college baseball coaches." said Steve Miller, a Toronto Blue Jay Area Scout. "I think it is a great event for the midwest high school baseball player."
The 2009 Pitch & Hit club of Chicago showcase features a 12 inning game between Team Do It Right Baseball versus Team Amateur Baseball Report which will start at 11:00 a.m.
Registration for the players will begin at 7:45 a.m. above the 1st base gate.
Former Major Leaguer and current Kansas City Royals scout Hal Morris will present "What we look for" to the players and parents from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Players will begin stretching at 9:00 a.m. with the workout beginning at 9:30 a.m. A 12-inning game will follow up the workout beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Entrance fee for parents, guests, and non-Pitch and Hit Club members is $5. Player information booklets are $20 apiece. $30 members: Pay 2009/2010 membership, entrance, and booklet (Membership is $20, new membership is $25).
The current roster is available via the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago website and will be updated on a daily basis.
This year's Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago High School Baseball Showcase is presented by Playball USA and is sponsored by Do It Right Baseball, Amateur Baseball Report, Buffalo Wild Wings, and the Hoosier Bat Company.
The Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago is a professional baseball organization that promotes the game of baseball in the Chicago area. The Pitch and Hit Club was formed by a group of Major League players and scouts in January of 1942, originally as a social organization. Since its inception, the Club has grown substantially in size as well as its stature in the professional baseball community.
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