Alexandria's Roste advances to state PHR competitionThe local competitor won the overall championship
Alexandria’s Jana Roste has earned her second straight state finals appearance as she earned the overall championship in the Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run competition.
Roste advanced through both the local and sectional competion as overall champ and will now compete at Target Field on Saturday, June 18.
Her scores were compared to other sectional champions in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa and the top three scores in the four states advance to the state competition.
Overall state champions are eligible to advance to the national competition to be held over All-Star weekend in Arizona. Only the top three scores nationally will have the opportunity to compete for the national title. MLB Network will conduct a live announcement of the 2011 Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run national finalists as a part of MLB Tonight on June 27.
Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run (PHR) is an exciting skills competition that provides boys and girls the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks and the national finals at the MLB All-Star Game. In competition, each participant throws six balls to a major league strike zone, hits for distance and accuracy and runs 160 feet for time.
National finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to the All-Star Game. Finalists will participate in an array of festivities upon arrival, including a PHR welcome reception, MLB brunch and All-Star FanFest.
Finalists will compete on-field prior to the Home Run Derby and attending the All- Star Game.