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Quackers and Shelton close to deal

posted Jan 28, 2012, 7:34 AM by Washburn Wiffle   [ updated Jan 28, 2012, 7:34 AM ]

January 31, 2011
— The Oatka Quackers are close to a deal with outfielder Jordan Shelton. A one-year deal worth an undisclosed amount is said to be in the works. There was some talk earlier in the week that the two might be communicating, but the Commissioner finally confirmed it late this evening stating, “Shelton is excited about signing with the team; we are just waiting on the paperwork to go through.” A deal is expected to be reached within the next week, barring an unforeseen event.

Shelton, a former outfielder for the Caledonia-Mumford Red Raiders, also had a short stint with the FLCC Lakers this past fall. In his junior year he hit a modest .281, combining for 6 walks, 11 runs and 15 RBI. His senior year he broke out hitting .448 with over 15 runs and 20 singles, earning him a spot on the LCAA All-Star and Senior teams. He should be a nice compliment to Manager Regis Pollard. They played together throughout high school and combined for over 50 hits their senior year with the Raiders, so there should be some good chemistry between the two.

Shelton brings to the Quacker’s a full resume and skill to go along with it. He will fulfill the team’s need for a dominant hitter alongside Pollard, and also is an option to pitch. He brings Oatka not only experience in the field but also is familiar with success, as he was a part of the Red Raiders Section V Title in 2010.