BRANDON — Olivia Feldman took second place in the 7-8-year-old girls softball division at the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run national competition.
The event was held July 15 prior to the MLB Home Run Derby.
Feldman, an incoming third-grader at Nativity Catholic School, became the fourth Bloomingdale Little League player to reach the national finals, joining Raelynn Nichols, Anne Tarte and Sloan Hammons to represent their local park. Tarte (2009) and Hammons (2012) both captured national titles.
The Pitch, Hit & Run program is a skills competition with more than 600,000 entrants ages 7-14.
Feldman won the local event at Bloomingdale Little League, the sectional at Bradenton's McKechnie Field and the northern Florida championship at Tropicana Field.
Her score at the Trop was good enough to place in the top three nationally, earning Feldman a trip to Citi Field for the competition and All Star Game.
Feldman also got to shag balls during the Home Run Derby and participated in an array of events surrounding the All Star Game.
Golden City offers cheerleader workouts
Golden City's Elite coaching staff will hold open cheer workouts Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center.
The free workouts, for children ages 3-18, will end Thursday, Aug. 1.
Golden City will also host a free camp at Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center Friday from 5 to 6:15 p.m. (ages 3-10) and 6 to 7:30 p.m. (ages 11-18).
Cannonballapalooza to splash at BSAC
BSAC will also hold its Cannonballapalooza and End of the Summer Celebration on Aug. 17. The event is free and features a DJ, food trucks, a beverage tent and an open swim for the family. There will also be a cannonball competition for three divisions: ages 10 and up, 11-14 and 15-and-up.
Categories include singles, tandems, trick cannonballs, the ultimate bellyflop and the 5-meter Tower of Power. Prizes will be awarded for best team name, best costume, best splash factor, best visual style and most unique.
Registration is under way: $20 for singles, $35 for teams.
The center also seeks sponsors. For information, go to mybsac.org.
Saladino Baseball sets new schedules
The Saladino Baseball Academy has announced schedules at Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center for the upcoming fall and spring 2014 seasons.
The academy will offer two 12-week sessions for kids ages 3-7 running September through December and January through April.
Two 16-week sessions for travel ball teams (ages 8-12) will be held July 29 through November and January through May.
Mini camps and private lessons are also available.
Visit saladinobaseball academy.com for information.