Pitcher, outfielder to play at Carson-Newman University
Shelton, a senior left-handed pitcher and outfielder for the Clinton High School baseball team, recently signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic pursuits and athletic career at Carson-Newman University.
“Carson-Newman is definitely my dream school,” said Shelton, who helped the Dragons share the District 4-AA regular-season championship with Knoxville Halls and crosstown rival Anderson County last spring.
“My dad went to Carson-Newman and he could’ve played sports, but he followed his faith in God. He wanted to be a preacher.
“My dad and I used to go to football games there and ever since I was a young kid, I wanted to go to Carson-Newman.”
Clinton High School has several ties to the university.