Athens Academy student Carson Thieme achieved Team Champion for the 9/10 age group for the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition. And he was also named 10th in the country for the World Series Finals. 

There are three levels in the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition. First, there’s the local competition, where the top three scorers in each age group advance to the Team Championship. At the Team Championship, the top three players in each age group advance to the third level, which are the finals. 

Student athletes get six pitches to hit a target, and they have to hit a ball off a tee straight across second base as far as possible. Then there’s the timed running portion in which points are awarded for speed. 

For the Thieme family, baseball runs deep. Carson’s grandfather and father played baseball.

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