Maquoketa youth baseball players advance to championship of the 2018 MLB Pitch Hit and Run competition

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (KWQC) — Two Maquoketa youth baseball players have advanced to the team championship of the 2018 MLB Pitch Hit and Run competition. Jaden Fitzpatrick 11/12 boys division and Kye Coakley 9/10 boys division both advanced to the Chicago Cubs team finals to be held at Wrigley Field on Sunday, May 27th.

If they win their division and their score ranks in top 3 of the 30 team champions they will advance to the national finals to be held during All-Star Week at Nationals Park in Washington D.C in July.

Jaden is a 5th grader at Briggs Elementary School in Maquoketa. Kye is a 3rd grader at Briggs Elementary School in Maquoketa. They both won their local competition in Maquoketa and then went on to win their sectional competition in Bettendorf. Their scores then qualified against all other Chicago Cubs sectional winners to advance to Wrigley Field.