HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Slade, from Rabbit to Raider

By ERIC VICCARO
bnewssports@sbcglobal.net

Signing ceremonies are becoming a regular routine for the Bowie High School baseball team.
Bowie’s Dylan Slade became the latest athlete in putting pen to paper, signing a letter of intent to play next year at Rose State College.
“We are looking at Dylan at first base and we are very excited about his upside as a hitter for us,” Rose State head baseball coach Coty Cooper said in an email to the Bowie News.
Rose State is a community college located in Midwest City, Okla., with an enrollment of nearly 13,000 students. The Raiders play in the Bi-State Conference with the likes of Eastern Oklahoma, Seminole State, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Connors State.
This past Wednesday, Rose State and North Central Texas College split a non-league doubleheader. The Raiders are currently sporting a record of 10-13.
“Financially, it’s a big thing for me to go to Rose State,” said Slade, who plans on taking general education courses en route to a future in business administration. “The program is not too far from home.”
Rose State is roughly 10 miles from downtown Oklahoma City. Read the weekend Bowie News for more.

Bowie’s Dylan Slade wears his future college choice during a signing ceremony Wednesday in the high school library. Slade has signed to play baseball at Rose State in Oklahoma. Click on the image itself for the complete photo. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)