Katie Bishop races around third base during the Pitch, Hit and Run contest Sunday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Katie Bishop races around third base during the Pitch, Hit and Run contest Sunday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Bishop takes 3rd in Pitch, Hit and Run contest

Oak Harbor’s Katie Bishop placed third in the national semifinals of the Pitch, Hit and Run contest Sunday, July 1, at Safeco Field in Seattle.

Bishop, competing in the 13/14 softball division, won the local and sectional competitions to qualify for semifinals.

Semifinals were held at every Major League Baseball park, and the best scores from each were compared and the top three from across the country were invited to the finals. The championship round will be during the MLB All-Star activities July 17 in Washington, D.C.

The semifinals at Safeco Field were held after the Mariners’ game with Kansas City.

Bishop trailed Madison Williams of Anchorage and Skyler Teixeira of Portland in her division.

Bishop said the event was “good” and “fun,” but she was disappointed in her performance.

“I did pretty good in running, but I only hit the target twice in throwing and didn’t adjust the tee right in the hitting,” she said.

Katie Bishop hits off the tee Sunday.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Katie Bishop hits off the tee Sunday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Katie Bishop focues on the target during the pitching segment of the contest.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Katie Bishop focues on the target during the pitching segment of the contest. (Photo by John Fisken)

Katie Bishop competes in the Pitch, Hit and Run contest at Safeco Field Sunday.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Katie Bishop competes in the Pitch, Hit and Run contest at Safeco Field Sunday. (Photo by John Fisken)

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