2008 (Junior): Memphis' everyday DH in 2008...Played in a team-high 54 games last year...Made 52 starts...Made starts as the DH (32), at first base (13) and third base (7)...Hit .235 with 30 RBI, eight doubles and two homers...Added 19 runs...Produced a team-best 16 two-out RBI...Tied for the team lead with nine multi-RBI performances...Recorded 12 multi-hit games...Put together a 10 game hit streak (4/2-4/16/08)...Was 2-for-5 with a career-high five RBI, including the game-winning base hit to send Memphis to a 9-8, 10-inning win over Mississippi State (4/8/08)...Cranked his first Division I home run over the left centerfield wall at Pringles Park as part of a 2-for-4 night in a win over UT-Martin (4/16/08)...Went 2-for-4 with three RBI vs. SEMO (3/15/08)...Went 2-for-4 with his second homer of the year vs Dallas Baptist (4/19/08)...Was perfect in two stolen base attempts...Struck out a team-high 63 times--second most on Memphis' single season list.
Prior to Memphis: Signed with Alabama after a productive two-year juco career at Dyersburg State.
Dyersburg State: Had a standout juco career at Dyersburg State...Was a two-year letterman for the Eagles...Hit .313 as a freshman before a break out sophomore campaign...Was one of the top offensive threats in Region VII as a sophomore...Led Dyersburg State to a 22-8 TJCCAA mark and a 41-11 overall finish...Was a First Team All-TJCCAA and All-Region VII selection as an infielder after hitting a league-best .439...Won the Rawlings Big Stick Award...Posted an .838 slugging percentage and led the Eagles offense with 65 runs scored and 62 RBI...Banged out 16 home runs, 18 doubles and added three triples in 52 games as a sophomore...Set school records with 88 hits and 16 homers.
Prep: Was a three-sport athlete (Baseball, Basketball and Football) at Dyersburg High...Lettered three years as a pitcher and catcher for Coach Tom Mathis...Helped DHS to a 28-12 finish and both district and regional titles as a senior...Was a First Team All-District and All-Region pick...Also earned a pair of Best of West selections...Hit .420 with a school-record 56 RBI and a home run in his senior season.
Personal: Full name is Cole Hunter Shelton...Born on October 23, 1985...Son of Paul and Debbie Hart and Lewis and Debbie Shelton...Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
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