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07/12/2011 1:01 PM ET
2011 Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run National Champions Crowned
Competition Part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day
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The 2011 Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run National Champions were crowned Monday, July 11 at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ as part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day.

The 2011 Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run National Champions are:

7-8 Year Old Girls Age Division
NAME HOMETOWN MLB TEAM
Brianna Mendez Marina, CA Oakland Athletics

7-8 Year Old Boys Age Division
NAME HOMETOWN MLB TEAM
Emeka Egbuka DuPont, WA Seattle Mariners

9-10 Year Old Girls Age Division
NAME HOMETOWN MLB TEAM
Kallie Anderson Navarre, FL Tampa Bay Rays

9-10 Year Old Boys Age Division
NAME HOMETOWN MLB TEAM
Nicholas Biddison Glen Allen, VA Washington Nationals

11-12 Year Old Girls Age Division
NAME HOMETOWN MLB TEAM
Sierra Huerta Fillmore, CA Los Angeles Dodgers

11-12 Year Old Boys Age Division
NAME HOMETOWN MLB TEAM
Jack Darden Smithfield, VA Washington Nationals

13-14 Year Old Girls Age Division
NAME HOMETOWN MLB TEAM
Makenna Grewe San Diego, CA San Diego Padres

13-14 Year Old Boys Age Division
NAME HOMETOWN MLB TEAM
Ryan Novis Tempe, AZ Arizona Diamondbacks

Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run is a grassroots program that initiated in 1996 to provide youth across North America with an integrated competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills. Free to boys and girls between the ages of 7-14, this year's Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run program had more than 600,000 participants in over 4,000 local competitions. The program features local, sectional and team championship competitions, culminating at the National Finals. The top three male and female competitors nationwide from each of the four divisions (7-8 year olds; 9-10 year olds; 11-12 year olds; and 13-14 year olds) advance to the National Finals.

About Aquafina
Aquafina (www.aquafina.com) is a product of PepsiCo Beverages Americas (PBA), a division of PepsiCo. PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Our main businesses -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi Cola -- also make hundreds of other enjoyable and wholesome foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $60 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including by conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support, and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.

About the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
The 82nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 12th in Phoenix and will feature the best of the American League taking on the top players of the National League. Building up to the excitement of the All-Star Game, Major League Baseball will conduct a wide variety of special events and charitable activities for fans both inside and outside of Chase Field. At the ballpark, the events will include Taco Bell All-Star Sunday on Sunday, July 10 featuring the XM All-Star Futures Game and the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, and Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on Monday, July 11 featuring the State Farm Home Run Derby on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio. Outside of the ballpark, fans will have an opportunity to experience All-Star Summer through a variety of special events including Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest, the five-day interactive fan festival and the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet, a free parade of All-Stars through the streets of Phoenix, which will be broadcast on MLB Network. The Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally on FOX, broadcast on ESPN Radio and will be shown around the world by Major League Baseball International. For more information about 2011 All-Star Summer, visit www.AllStarGame.com.

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