Slinger to play baseball for Cornell Rams
Press Staff Report
CHARLES CITY — Colton Slinger is amidst a busy senior school year athletic wise.
After starting for Charles City’s football team in the fall, and then for the Comet basketball team in the winter, Slinger has taken on two sports this spring — those being golf, where Slinger was recently 1 stroke away from earning All-Northeast Iowa Conference honors for the second straight season; and track, where he’s a member of the Comets’ state-qualifying 4-by-400 and 4-by-800 relay teams currently competing in Des Moines.
After getting back from the Drake Stadium Blue Oval this weekend, Slinger will go right into his final prep baseball season.
As a lead-off hitting center fielder last season, Slinger led the Comets in batting average (.378), on-base percentage (.521) and runs scored (28).
Slinger also was second on the team in hits (34), stolen bases (18) and runs batted in (20).
While patrolling the outfield, Slinger didn’t make a single error all last season.
You kind of wonder if Slinger had been able to fit in a sixth high school sport, say bowling, how well he would have done. His father Tony “Doc” Slinger still holds the Comet Bowl record for highest sanctioned three-game series.
When choosing to continue his athletic career in college, Slinger narrowed it down to one sport — baseball.
On Tuesday, Slinger signed his letter of intent to play baseball for the Cornell College Rams.
With the Comet baseball team due to start its season next week, the Rams are at the tailend of theirs. After finishing the regular season with a 26-17 record, Cornell will take on Washington University (St. Louis) in the first round of the NCAA Division III Regionals on Friday.