Local girl places third in baseball contest _lowres

Photo provided by Mark Peters -- Aubrey Delatte, of Donaldsonville, in front, meets with Mark Peters Saturday in Houston during the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run contest.

Aubrey Delatte, of Donaldsonville, was in Houston this past weekend participating in the team championship of Major League Baseball’s Pitch Hit and Run contest.

Local and regional event facilitator Mark Peters joined Delatte’s family for support.

She finished third place in the girls 7- to 8-year-old bracket.

Peters said he was happy that one of the local winners was chosen to compete. Peters volunteers at the Houston event every year, he said.

Peters held Pitch, Hit and Run contests in Ascension Parish to qualify area residents for the next rounds of the competition.