Kinetic PT Athlete of the Week: Trip Shoemaker (Phoenixville)

 
Athlete: Trip Shoemaker
 
School: Phoenixville
 
Sport: Baseball
 
The week that was: Trip, a senior outfielder, was 7-11 with three RBI and three runs scored as the PAC Frontier Division leading Phantoms ran their overall record to 9-1 (5-1 PAC Frontier, 8-1 PAC overall) by running the table in three outings.
 
Monday, the son of former Phoenixville standout Steve Shoemaker – who spent three seasons pitching at the Triple-A level during a six-year professional career – Trip went 3-4 with two runs scored as the Phantoms rallied past Upper Merion, 10-9.  Trailing 8-1 late, Phoenixville scored seven runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh after the Vikings had gone back up, 9-8, for the comeback win.
 
Shoemaker then was 2-4 Wednesday as the Phantoms edged perennial PAC Liberty Division powerhouse Spring-Ford 5-4 in an interleague game, and capped off his impressive week by going 2-3 with a double and three RBI as Phoenixville recorded a 5-0 shutout victory over Strath Haven Thursday in a nonleague encounter.