Of the 57 children who entered into the Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge, four participants from Windsor were awarded first place honors in their age range and will progress to the next stage of competition.
The program was at Chimney Park Field in Windsor on June 28 from 9-11 a.m. Open to youths ages 6-13, the competition “allows youngsters to showcase their talents in base running, batting and throwing with scores based on speed, distance and accuracy,” according to a press release from the Town of Windsor.
The six competitors who will be advancing to the next level are Windsor’s Marcus Hull in the boys 6-7 age range, Windsor’s Andre Romero in the boys 8-9 age range, Windsor’s Jackson Adam in the boys 10-11 age range, Ft. Collins’ Misun Wells in the boys 12-13 age range, Greeley’s Kyelin Trujillo in the girls 8-9 age range and Windsor’s Evangelina Alaniz in the girls 10-11 age range.
The sectional competition will be July 26 in Longmont, where participants will have the chance to qualify for the State Championship. The final round of the competition will be in Lakewood on August 23. After the championship, the finalists will be invited to attend Coors Field to watch the Colorado Rockies take on the Miami Marlins at 6:10 p.m.
The initial round of the Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge was hosted by the Windsor Parks, Recreation & Cultural department, and the program is put on by the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association and the Colorado Rockies.