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Parkers Chapel downs Hampton to reach district title game

by News-Times Staff | April 30, 2021 at 10:15 p.m.

PARKERS CHAPEL - Trace Shoup was a one-man wrecking crew on Friday night, as the senior drove in three runs while firing a one-hit shutout to lead Parkers Chapel to a 7-0 win over Hampton in the semifinals of the 8-2A District Tournament at Robert McKinnon Park.

The win sends the Trojans, the No. 2 seed, into Saturday’s championship game against Woodlawn, the No. 1 seed who rallied for a 6-5 win over Junction City in the first semifinal of the day.

Game time for Saturday’s title game is set for 2:30 p.m.

The victory is also the second shutout for the Trojans against the Bulldogs.

During the regular season, Parkers Chapel topped Hampton 2-0 in their conference game.

The Trojans scored three runs in the first and two more in the second to take an early lead, and Shoup took matters over from there.

Shoup, who has signed with LSU-Eunice, walked five, but racked up 12 strikeouts.

The lone hit he surrendered was a single to Jake Strickland in the fifth inning.

Austin Looney went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI, while Paytin Greene went 2-for-2 with a walk in the win.

Shoup had a double, while Wyatt New, Blake Caldwell and Spencer Frisby each had singles for PC.

Frisby also had an RBI.

Although he went hitless in the game, Reid Cates walked three times, stole two bases and scored three runs for the Trojans.

Trent Welch took the loss for Hampton.

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