Sulphur High School’s Scott Jones and Chance Stone haven’t taken a break since leading the Tors to the LHSAA Class 5A quarterfinals back in May.
Last week, they helped lead Team Louisiana to the gold medal at the 2nd annual Southeastern Underclassmen Shootout at Troy University in Troy, Alabama.
State teams Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee were made up of some of the top sophomores and juniors from the 2017 season.
Over four games, Jones, playing third base, hit .556 (5-for-9) and lead the team with five stolen bases and scored five runs along with Champ Artigues (St. Thomas Aquinas). Stone, who saw time in the infield and on the mound, led the team with five RBIs along with Artigues.
In Team Louisiana’s opening game against Team Alabama-1, Jones went 2-for-3 with two runs and Stone went 1-for-2 with two RBIs in an 8-4 win on Tuesday, June 27th.
In an 8-2 win over Team Florida on June 28th, Stone hit a triple and scored a run while Jones went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
In a close 4-3 win over Team Alabama-2, Stone carried team Louisiana with a two-run home run in the top fourth inning for a 2-1 lead and earned the win on the mound in relief. He pitched 1 2/3 innings while striking out two and allowing no runs on one hit.
In the championship game against Alabama-1 on June 29th, Jones went 2-for-2 with three runs and two stolen bases.
Jones and Stone earned 3-5A All-District first team and LSWA 5A All-State honorable mention honors this year after leading the Tors back to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2015.
Jones, who hit a three-run walk off home run to send the Tors to the quarterfinals, hit .333 with eight doubles, three triples, 24 RBIs, 22 runs and 16 RBI.
Stone went 9-5 for the Tors this season with a 2.51 earned run average and 59 strikeouts in 64 innings. At the plate, he batted .382 with nine doubles, 19 RBIs, 22 runs and 16 stolen bases.