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Twenty-five participants took part in the Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge competition hosted by ERBM Recreation and Park District on Thursday, May 30 at Paintbrush Park in Meeker. The following youngsters earned first place honors in their respective age groups: Gael Rodriquez in the boys 6-7 age division, Kyler Ridgeway in the boys 8-9 age division, Gavin Allen in the boys 10-11 age division, Landin Lopez in the boys 12-13 division, Sophia Moody in the girls 8-9 division, Hayden Garcia in the girls 10-11 age division, and Sydnie Ross in the girls 12-13 age division. The Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge program allows youngsters to showcase their talents in base running, batting, and throwing with scores based on speed, distance and accuracy. The Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge is a youth program of the Colorado Park and Recreation Association with the support of the Colorado Rockies baseball club.