Chestertonís Madeline Hamady entered MLBís Pitch, Hit, and Run competition
earlier this summer and finished ninth overall of more than 75,000
participants in her division.
This year there were over 4,000 local competitions with over 600,000
participants. At the local competition in Chesterton, she advanced as
Hitting Champion, Running Champion and All-Around Champion.
Hamady then advanced and competed at the Sectional level at the Steel Yard,
home of the Gary South Shore Railcats and advanced as All-Around Champion.
She was among the three highest scoring champions from the Chicago White Sox
region and was selected to compete in the Team Championship at U.S. Cellular
Field, home of the Chicago White Sox.
Hamady emerged as Team Champion and was among 30 Finalists from which the
top three were selected to compete in New York during MLB's All-Star Break.