Local girl wins pitch, hit, run competition
Penelope Garcia of Bandera County finished in first place at the Texas Rangers Team Competition in the MLB/Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run contest recently.
The win ranked her as one of the top 30 competitors in the country and qualified her for a chance at the national level of competition.
Unfortunately, she did not rank in the top three, which was required to advance.
At the Sectional MLB/Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run competition in Round Rock earlier this year, Penelope and KK Adams, another local competitor, won their age categories in the competition. This win qualified them for the team competition.
Each of the 30 major league teams hosts a Team Competition with the winners having a chance to qualify for the National Competition at the Major League All-Star game.
On June 24, KK and Penelope competed at the Texas Rangers Team Competition in Arlington. KK ended up in third place overall in the 11-12 age category.
Penelope ended up as the overall first place winner in the 9-10 age group, which made her eligible for a chance at the National Competition.
"Both girls represented Bandera well as they advanced through the different rounds of competition this year and we should be proud of their accomplishments," said coach and sponsor John Milner.
Pictured: Penelope Garcia earned a first place trophy at the Texas Rangers Team Competition in the MLB/Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run contest.