- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) - A 9-year-old Middletown boy has returned from the Major League Baseball All-Star Game with a national title.

Alex Clemmey won the his age division in MLB’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition, beating out two other finalists after winning local and sectional competitions.

The participants throw a ball 45 feet at a hole cut into a piece of plywood, hit three balls off a tee, and run 120 feet from the shortstop side of second base to home plate. They are judged on throwing accuracy, hitting distance and speed.

Clemmey tells the Newport Daily News (http://bit.ly/JV2etp ) he and other participants also got to shag balls during Monday’s Major League Home Run Derby.

Clemmey, who is celebrating his 9th birthday, will throw out the first pitch at Friday’s Pawtucket Red Sox game.

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Information from: The Newport Daily News.