Youngblood receives CPL honor

HOLLY SPRINGS – Trent Youngblood of the Asheboro ZooKeepers was named the Hitter of the Week in the Coastal Plain League after batting .556 and driving in eight runs in five games.

Youngblood had two doubles and scored five runs. He also drew three walks and stolen three bases.

Youngblood, a utility player, is a rising junior at Transylvania. He’s from Louisville, Ky.

Youngblood was the only Asheboro position player to appear in Sunday night’s CPL All-Star Game at Ting Stadium in Holly Springs. He was a pinch hitter and then played shortstop, going 0-for-2 for the West, which won 3-2 against the East.

Pitcher Hunter Shuey of the ZooKeepers was a replacement player for the All-Star Game. He logged one shutout inning of relief with one strikeout.

The ZooKeepers, who compiled a 2-3 record last week, are scheduled for CPL home games tonight (July 12 vs. the Martinsville Mustangs), Friday night against the Peninsula Pilots and Monday night against the Forest City Owls. The Owls also return three nights later for a July 21 game. Amid that stretch is Sunday’s non-league home game against the Catawba Valley Stars with a 6 p.m. start.

By Randolph Record