Troup needed just four of the scheduled six innings to beat Manchester 11-0 on Tuesday and even its record at 1-1 in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 1 tournament in Thomaston.
Troup returns to the field at 7 p.m. today to take on Pike County, with the winner advancing to Thursday’s championship game against Thomaston.
“They came out and they played well,” said Troup coach Daniel Kirkendall. “We expected to come down here and win today, and we did what we expected to do, so I was happy for the. They did what they set their minds to do.”
Troup scored three runs in the first inning, two in the second, four in the fourth and two more in the second.
The game was cut short because of the mercy rule.
Josh Hanson hit a home run for Troup, and Ellis Matthews and Slone Raper each had two hits.
Kirkendall said everyone on the team either had a hit or a sacrifice.
Colson Blackburn started and pitched two innings.
“He threw well,” Kirkendall said. “He gave up one hit, and that was the first batter of the game.”
Alexander Clark and Jordan Ragan each pitched one inning to contribute to the shutout.