Five local players and one coach will participate in the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star games this weekend at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington.
Duran Elmore, Mike Evans and Dustin Sparrow of Danville were named to the Junior East all-stars, who will play the West juniors in two games at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday. Danville coach Paul Morse will coach the East team.
Jeff Embree of Danville and Garrick Whittle of Boyle County will play for the Senior East team in its games against the West seniors at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday.
Clay Cinnamon of Mercer County is one of three 12th Region players — and the only one from this area — invited to participate in a sophomore showcase on Saturday that is also part of the all-star weekend.
Whittle also earned honorable mention on the KHSBCA all-state team.
Tanner Perkins of Rockcastle County was named the regional player of the year; Somerset’s Phil Grundy is the regional coach of the year.