Revere’s rising 10-year-old softball standout Addison Ulwick will head to Fenway Park in Boston Saturday to compete in the New England regional finals of the MLB Pitch Hit and Run Contest.
Ulwick qualified by compiling one of the three highest scores in the region in pitching, hitting, and baserunning at the local contest that was organized by Revere Youth Baseball League coach Shawn Vetere.
Saturday morning at Fenway, the 5-feet-3-inch athlete will try to advance to the national finals that will be held during Major League Baseball’s World Series.
Addison is the daughter of former St. Dominic Savio High School sports superstar Donnie Ulwick and Aimee Ulwick. She is a fifth grader at the Paul Revere School.
At the competition at Griswold Park, Addison displayed uncanny accuracy in the softball pitching contest. She showed tremendous speed and technique on the basepaths and then blasted the softball off a tee deep in to the outfield. She was first in all categories in the 9-10 age division.
“We were notified last week that she [Addison] had one of the best scores in New England and had qualified for the regionals at Fenway,” said her mother, Aimee.
Addison is a pitcher for the Major League Lightning team in the Revere softball league. She also pitches for the North Shore Breakers 10-under travel team in the Middle Essex Softball League.
In addition to softball, Addison plays in the New England Flag Football League in Danvers and basketball in the Revere Parks and Recreation program. She is also a competitive dancer in hip hop and musical theater for the Studio Dance Complex.
But for now, her focus is on softball and the incredible experience of competing on the field at Fenway, which is America’s most beloved ballpark and home to the Boston Red Sox.
“I’m so happy for the experience and I’m so excited to compete,” said Addison.
Addison and her mother will get another Fenway baseball treat on Saturday as they also received complimentary tickets to attend the Orioles-Red Sox game in which Chris Sale will be making his first start on the mound in two years.