From Viking to Indian - Shoults shoots it to the next level

TINA HARBUCK
Frazier Shoults steps up to the plate for the Vikings in Monday's district game against Navarre. The Vikings won 6-0.

Destin's Frazier Shoults is looking to take his game to the next level.

Shoults, who got his start in Destin Little League and moved up through the ranks at Destin Middle and on to Fort Walton Beach High, has committed to play for the Chipola College Indians next year.

"They are the best junior college out there and have won many national championships. They are just a great team to go play for," said the 18-year-old son of Jeff and Dawn Shoults.

But for now, he's still a Fort Walton Beach Viking. And on Monday night, the Vikings defeated Navarre 6-0 in the first round of the District 1-7A tournament.

For the Vikings, Shoults plays second base and relief pitcher.

As for his favorite, "I'd have to say pitching, because the ball is in your hands and you get to control the game … that's my favorite part," he said.

And his best pitch, "curve ball, no doubt. That's all I throw."

At Chipola College in Marianna, Shoults will be playing second base and maybe a little relief pitching.

He is looking forward to the move.

"I'm excited about playing for a good coach and playing with a good program and getting better. That's all I care about," Shoults said.

Right now his plans are to study sports management and play for Chipola two years and then transfer to a D1 college — hopefully Florida State.

"I like competing and just playing ball. I just love baseball I guess. I don't know what it is about it, I just love it," Shoults said.