Two Delta County baseball players will compete Saturday, Aug. 18, in the finals of the Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge.
Skyler Kraai, son of Rick and Tonya Kraai of Delta will compete in the boys 10-11 age division and Josie Hiatt, daughter of Ty and Dana Hiatt of Hotchkiss, will compete in the girls 12-13 age division.
The two athletes emerged as first-place winners from the Rockies Skill Challenge held in Delta on June 13. The pair have won their divisions for the past three years.
Kraai and Hiatt topped the competition in the regional Skills Challenge held July 15 in Grand Junction at Lincoln Park. Hiatt posted a perfect 15 out of 15 points possible in winning her title.
On Saturday, Aug. 18, Kraai and Hiatt will take on finalists from the other four regionals at Coca-Cola All Star Park in Lakewood at 10 a.m.
The finalists in each division will then be treated to a Rockies game later that evening.
The Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge program allows youngsters to showcase their talents in base running, batting, and throwing with scores based on speed, distance and accuracy.
The Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge is a youth program of the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association with support of the Colorado Rockies baseball club.blog comments powered by Disqus