By: Michael Campbell, News Editor
June 17, 2017 | 12:00 p.m.
PRINCE GEORGE – Prince George is becoming known more and more as a sports hotbed home to some incredible talent and that was just the case as a young J.E.J. Moore student excelled in Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit, and Run Competition last weekend.
11-year-old Jaylan Proroznick of Disputanta was joined by family and friends in the stands of Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. Sunday afternoon as she went on to win the team championship competition, propelling her to first place in Virginia in the Scotts Pitch, Hit, and Run Competition, which is her third time winning the championship in the last four years, according to her family.
Before she could take to the field of Nationals Park prior to the start of Sunday afternoon’s matchup between the Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers, Proroznick worked her way through the competition by winning in local and sectional competition, with the top three sectional scores moving on to the Sunday’s competition.
The straight-A student has been playing softball since the young age of four years old and is currently playing pitcher and shortstop for the Richmond Ruckus’ 12U fast-pitch team. In addition, she is a member of Prince George Middle School’s team.
Following her exceptional performance at Nationals Park, Powroznick’s scores will now be placed with all the other top 30 major league ballpark winners.
From there, the top three scores from each age division group of the 30 MLB Championships will move on to the National Finals, who will each receive an all-expense paid trip to MLB All-Star Week, which is being hosted this year in Miami, Florida at Marlins Park.
Along with Powroznick, Prince George County’s Rachael Blumenschine was also victorious in Sunday’s Hit, Pitch, and Run competition at Nats Park.