It's hard to stop a Trame.
Scott beat Knott County Central 4-1 late Tuesday night in the final first-round game of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament. The game ended 15 minutes before midnight.
The winners were led by the shutout pitching of Andrew Trame, son of Eagles Coach Jeff Trame.
Andrew, a junior righthander, threw a complete-game four-hitter. He had 7 strikeouts and walked just one. He also contributed at the plate with a double in the first inning that drove in Noah Back.
Scott got a run in the third when Jake Ohmer doubled and Brenton Hughes tripled to chase him home.
The Eagles made it 3-0 in the fourth. Ryan Seeney walked and scored on Ohmer's two-out single.
Last season Jeff Trame led Scott to its first region title in 26 years, and he got them back to Whitaker Bank Ballpark this year. The Eagles will play South Warren in Thursday night's quarterfinals.
Knott Central, in the state tournament for the first time since 1993, couldn't muster much offense off Trame.
The Patriots rallied in the sixth when they loaded the bases with one out. After Trame got the second out on a fly ball, Knott Central got a run when Austyn Turner scored on a passed ball.
Nick Johnson followed with a long drive to left, but Back made a running, leaping catch to end the inning.
Patriots pitcher Chance Cornett turned in a strong performance. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound senior went the distance, gave up seven hits, and had 13 strikeouts and seven walks while throwing 138 pitches.
Scott 4, Knott Central 1
Scott 101 100 1—4 7 1
Knott Central 000 000 0—1 4 1
Chance Cornett and Dalton Cornett. Andrew Trame and Brenton Hughes. 2B—Trame (S), Jake Ohmer (S).
Records: Scott 22-11; Knott Central 27-9.