Local little leaguer runner-up in competition at Camden Yards

Bobby Brauer, 10, of LaVale, rounds third base and heads for home during the running portion of the Pitch, Hit and Run competition held earlier this month at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

BALTIMORE — Bobby Brauer, 10, who helped lead his Little League team to an undefeated season, placed second in the 9-10 age group of the Baltimore Orioles Pitch, Hit and Run Championship earlier this month at Camden Yards.

In addition to finishing second overall, Brauer won first place in the hitting portion of the event.

To qualify for the finals at Camden Yards, Brauer had to first win a local competition held in Hagerstown. He was the hitting champion as well as the overall champion in his age group in that event, beating more than 50 other participants.

Then it was on to the sectional final, held in Monrovia in mid-May. Brauer was the overall champion there, too, and had the longest hit of the day as well as the fastest run time.

To qualify for the competition at Camden Yards, a competitor’s overall score for all three events had to be in the top three among all sectional level competitors across four other events held that same day throughout the Orioles Market Area.

The Orioles Market Area included all of Maryland, West Virginia and Delaware, as well as parts of Virginia. 

There were more than 10,000 participants within the Orioles Market Area.

Brauer, of LaVale, is the son of Ben and Adrienne Brauer and will be a fifth-grader this fall at Parkside Elementary School.

He plays baseball for the LaVale Orioles, who had an undefeated season in winning the Tri-State Youth Baseball League championship. 

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