Local Seniors Wrap Up High School Career with All-Star Showcase
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Senior baseball players across South Central Kentucky wrapped up their high school careers in a special way on Saturday as they took the diamond one last time for an all-star showcase at Bowling Green Ballpark.
A total of 23 baseball players participated in the exhibition, which was put on by the Hot Rods and featured an atmosphere that included headshots, in-game entertainment, postgame fireworks and hundreds of fans in the stands.
The two teams battled it out in a wildly entertaining, back-and-forth affair that featured a total of 19 runs scored and multiple lead changes throughout. Ultimately, though, it was the home team coming out on top with an 11-8 victory over the visitors.
A number of local-area coaches took part in the festivities as well, including Logan County High School’s skipper, Ethan Meguiar.
The recent Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee says he was thrilled to be a part of the celebration that was held in honor of this year’s seniors.
Instead of lamenting the past spring’s lost baseball season, players who took part in Saturday’s showcase were appreciative of the opportunity to take the field one final time as high schoolers.
South Warren Spartans Senior Pitcher Paul Warrell says he was ecstatic to have the chance to close out his baseball career in such an extraordinary fashion.
For some seniors, the weekend’s exhibition was simply the end of a high school career that will continue on at the collegiate level. For others, however, Saturday night’s showcase was, in all reality, the last time they’ll ever take the field in such a competitive manner.
Greenwood Senior Lance Upright will continue his playing career this fall at Western Kentucky University, but still appreciated the last game he’ll play with his fellow seniors.