Dragons, Mavs among East TN High School All-Star Game participants

The Tennessee Smokies have announced that they will host the East Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association (ETBCA) East Tennessee High School All-Star Game on Saturday, June 12 at Smokies Stadium. The event will feature some of the top high school baseball players around the East Tennessee area, including several from our own backyard.

Clinton High School will be represented by Daniel Burke and Aaron Harrington, while Anderson County will send Tanner Goins and Jacob Brock to the game. Oak Ridge’s Matthew Swigert, Oliver Springs’ Heath Smith, and Nate Reynolds of Union County are also included on the Region 1 All-Star Team.

Click here for a full roster.

The All-Star Game will take place between 3pm-5pm featuring a Region 1 team and a Region 2 team. Gates will open at 2pm. Those who have purchased tickets for the 7pm Smokies game can use their ticket to enter early, or fans can purchase a ticket for $5 just for the East Tennessee High School All-Star Game.

Prior to the Smokies game, Coach Chuck Hoskins from Carter High School will be inducted into the ETBCA Hall of Fame. In Hoskins’ career, he had an overall win-loss record of 346-228 in baseball and 83-36 in softball.

The Smokies will be recognizing the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player at the end of the 1st inning of the Smokies and Rocket City Trash Pandas’ game on Saturday evening.

Saturday is also Legends of Tennessee Night at the ballpark, featuring an autograph meet-and-greet with former University of Tennessee Football Players starting at 6pm. Following the game, Smokies Stadium will hold a firework show as part of the Summer Fireworks Series presented by Coors Light and Pepsi.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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