The 2017 Class 2A state finals baseball game MVP Josh Winfield of the new crown champion Spring Hill Bears continued more winning ways on the diamond to help the East defeat the West in the second game of a doubleheader at the Arkansas High School Coaches Association's All-Star event in Conway.

The 2017 Class 2A state finals baseball game MVP Josh Winfield of the new crown champion Spring Hill Bears continued more winning ways on the diamond to help the East defeat the West in the second game of a doubleheader at the Arkansas High School Coaches Association's All-Star event in Conway.

This marks the 62nd anniversary of All-Star competition and the 14th for baseball, softball and soccer. The All-Star baseball doubleheader was played at Bear Stadium on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway on Tuesday, June 20.

After the East-West showdown on the diamond, the first game of the double-header resulted with a 10-10 tie. To settle the scored in the finale game of their double-header in the second game, the East scored three runs in the final inning to earn a 9-6 victory. The East holds a 14-13-3 advantage in the series.

Paxton Wallace of Greenbrier earn MVP honors at the Arkansas High School Coaches Association's All-Star baseball doubleheader.

The head coach for the East baseball team was Ronnie Goodwin of Cabot and the head coach for the West baseball team is Kyle Slayton of Nashville.

Goodwin’s East baseball coaching staff consisted of Bruce Hunt of Greene County Tech, Tommy Richardson of Woodlawn, and Jim Tejcek of Mountain Home.

Slayton's West baseball coaching staff consisted of Randy Loyd of Magazine, Will McGinnis of Greenland, and Ryan Casalman of County Line.

With his fellow Spring Hill Bears baseball team made history during his senior season. In their first appearance in the Class 2A state finals game, the Spring Hill Bears defeated the St. Joseph Bulldogs 5-0 in the championship game and winning the programs' first ever state title at Baum Stadium.

Winfield, was named the Class 2A state finals MVP, along earning Class 2A All-State, All-State Tournament Team honors. He also earned 7-2A East All-Conference and the 7-2A East All-Conference Outstanding Catcher and Player of the Year for 2017.

Winfield leaves a successful career as a Spring Hill Bear baseball player and a multiple sport athlete to be amongst a line of standout athletes to be selected as a all-star from the Natural State and Southwest Arkansas.