Four locals picked for National Showcase


Daniel Sprinkle and Percy Arnold of White Hall, and Braylen Jones and Tre Harris of Pine Bluff were selected to the PRO-DAY “North/South/East/West” National Showcase in Millington, Tenn., after their showing this past weekend in PRO-DAY Baseball’s John Gross Memorial Tournament and Regional Showcase.

Sprinkle also was selected to the All-Tournament team, it was announced, along with Team PRO-DAY teammate Jordan Sawyer of Mobile, Ala. Sprinkle delivered a strong pitching performance Friday, the first of the three-day tournament at Taylor Field.

Jordan Stargell and Trevor Langford of the Pine Bluff Tigers also were named to the All-Tournament team.

Other All-Tournament members include: from Russellville, Luke Price, Mitchell Mullen and Cody Hottinger; and from Crossett, Cody Chisholm, Byrious Hughes and Logan Fife.

The event included a four-team round robin tournament and a workout showcase. Crossett defeated Russellville 11-2 in five innings for the title behind tourney MVP Josh Ballard’s two-hit, three-strikeout performance. Ballard did not allow a walk.

The National Showcase is scheduled for Aug. 2-4.