28 Trent Shelton
28 Trent Shelton
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hughes Springs, Texas
Position: OF
Previous School: Panola JC
B/T: R/R

2017
Primarily used as a defensive specialist in the outfield, he made 24 appearances and nine starts for the Golden Eagles ... Tallied a .184 batting average with six runs and five RBI ... Drew a career-high three walks against Omaha, including a walk-off walk in the bottom of the ninth, for his third RBI of the game.

2016
Played in 23 total games on the year primarily as a pinch runner ... Made eight-straight starts at the end of the year from May 8 to May 28 ... His first career start came at North Dakota State in left field April 30 when he finished 1-for-2 with a run scored ... Posted a .281 average on 9-for-32 on the season ... Had two doubles and four RBI for a .344 slugging percentage ... Went a career best 3-for-4 with one run scored against Western Illinois May 8.

PRIOR TO ORU
A two-year starter at Panola Junior College in Carthage, Texas playing for head coach Todd Shelton ... Hit .357 his first season with the Ponies and  .222 in 99 plate appearances last season ... Scored 28 runs and drove in four RBI ... Collected 22 hits on the season, including two doubles ... Showed speed on the base paths with 22 stolen bases without being caught stealing ... Went for a .379 on-base percentage while reaching base 22 times via the walk ... Attended  Hughes Springs High School where he was coached by Chris Edwards ... Was a multi-sport athlete playing baseball, football and track & field and helped the baseball team reach a state final.

PERSONAL
Majoring in business administration at ORU ... Son of Rick and Robyn Shelton ... Mother is retired teacher and father is a lawyer ... Chose ORU because of the baseball program and the coaches ... Also recruited by UT Tyler ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter and favorite professional team is the Chicago Cubs.