Five area baseball players were named to the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association’s All-State teams.

McCracken County senior and Kentucky signee Rook Ellington and Murray State-bound left-handed pitcher/first baseman Shane Burns led the group, as members of the First Team.

Calloway County’s Lofton Pigg, Caldwell County’s Jase Ryan Felker and Graves County’s Jordyn Naranjo were all Honorable Mention.

Highlands pitcher Drew Rom, a fourth-round pick of the Baltimore Orioles, was named Mr. Baseball.

All-State Teams

Mr Baseball: Drew Rom (Highlands)

First Team: Rook Ellington (McCracken County), Shane Burns (Caldwell County), Wyatt Stevenson (Christian County), Drew McGowan (University Heights), Ryan Hawks (Warren East), Bradley Taylor (Logan County), Garret Schmeltz (Pleasure Ridge Park), Noah McDonald (Pleasure Ridge Park), Dallas Glass (Pleasure Ridge Park), Ben Metzinger (Trinity), Andrew Littlefield (Saint Xavier), Matthew Ellis (Shelby County), Brennan LaBarbera (South Oldham), Drew Rom (Highlands), Tyler Guilfoil (Lafayette), Trace Willhoite (Scott County), Hunter Rigsby (Rockcastle County), Trea Harmon (Somerset), Skyler Cannady (West Jessamine), Chase Estep (Corbin), Braxton Cottongame (Perry Central), Gage Hughes (Greenup County)

Second Team: Trey Hutchinson (Union County), Nolan Melton (Henderson County), Blaine Gillim (Ohio County), Hunter Evans (South Warren), Nick Rucker (Pleasure Ridge Park), Trey Sweeney (Saint Xavier), Braxton Foley (Walton Verona), , Chris Seng (South Oldham), Jack Coldiron (Covington Catholic), Ryan Smiley (Harrison County), Tyler Hawkins (Bryan Station), Tyler Grigalis (Lexington Catholic), Logan Thomason (Madison Central), Jordan Fox (Scott County), Colin Burgess (Tates Creek), Ethan Wood (Danville), Devin Morris (Hazard), Braxton Kelly (Johnson Central), AJ Hacker (Rowan County), Bryce Carley (Boyd County), Kyle Gammon (Greenup County), Ryan Lambert (Greenup County)

Third Team: Jacob White (Hancock County), Jacob Curtis (Franklin Simpson), Jackson Haga (Bowling Green), Hunter Thomas (Russell County), Reece Puckett (Bardstown), Jackson Webb (Elizabethtown), Reed Blaszczyk (Pleasure Ridge Park), Cameron McKune (Butler), Garrett Simpson (Bullitt East), Brendan Koester (Louisville Eastern), Aaron Sary (Manual), Gunner Smith (Newport Central Catholic), Logan Castleman (Beechwood), Proctor Mercer (Henry Clay), Trey Eden (Madison Central), Jacob Ferris (Madison Central), Brent Lovell (Rockcastle County), Ty Dragon (Boyle County), Cayden Shaver (Danville), Jack Capobianco (North Laurel), Peyton Cyrus (Lawrence County), Phillip Fryer (Boyd County)

Honorable Mention: Lofton Pigg (Calloway County), Jordyn Naranjo (Graves County), Jase Ryan Felker (Caldwell County), Peyton Peters (Apollo), Kirk Liebert (Daviess County), Garrett Whitaker (Daviess County), Nick Casey (Muhlenberg County), Brennan Myers (Muhlenberg County), Jalil Akbar (Pleasure Ridge Park), Sam Johnson (Bullitt East), Sam Newkirk (DeSales), AJ Arnold (Trinity), Ethan Kavanaugh (Highlands), Hunter Dreves (Highlands), Noah Brewer (Campbell County), Zach Hamberg (Bishop Brossart), Austin Hoeh (Campbell County), Trent Parker (Bishop Brossart), Aschten Saunders (Nicholas County), Tyler Walter (George Rogers Clark), Andrew Day (Harrison County), Isaac Fryman (Nicholas County), Chris O’Neal (Harrison County), Eric Sottile (Lexington Catholic), Sam Sutton (Scott County), Kade Grundy (Somerset), Tyler McCullough (Middlesboro), Ben Daniels (Paintsville), Peyton Brown (West Carter), Casey Hensley (Russell)

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