BOSTON – Alex Brochu of Lewiston placed fourth in the Pepsi Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run regional team championship held at Fenway Park last Saturday.

Brochu, 14, qualified to compete at the team championship after placing first in his age group and winning the all-around title at the Maine sectional on May 27.

Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. The grassroots program is in its 10th year of existence and is designed ot provide youth across North America with an integrated competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball skills.

Children compete in four age groups, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition. The national championship takes place in conjunction with the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh next month.

Apple Valley Babe Ruth

Nick Letourneau and Kolby Youland combined for six innings of shutout relief to help Turner rally for a 7-6 Apple Valley Babe Ruth victory over Manchester in eight innings.

Turner tallied two runs in the top of the seventh inning to force the extra frame on the strength of hits by Matt Paladino, Letourneau and Nick Able.

Youland and Derek McLaughlin were repeat hitters for Turner, while Scott Clough had a multi-hit game for Manchester.

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