Thursday May 31, 2012
At Gardner Memorial Park in Newport, VT, five South Burlington athletes were successful at this year’s Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) sectional competition, a free event for boys and girls ages 7-14. At the 13- and 14-year-old level, Brendan Lahue placed first, Michael Baechle took second and Jake Trombley placed third. In the 11- and 12-year-old competition, Connor McGrath place second and Kevin Papariello took third. The many male and female athletes (who compete separately) came to sectionals after taking first place either the pitching, hitting, running or overall in their local competition. PHR is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball.