Former Hallsville player drafted by Texas Rangers

Updated: Jun. 4, 2019 at 4:38 PM CDT
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HALLSVILLE, TEXAS (KLTV) - A former Hallsville Bobcat has been drafted by the Texas Rangers organization.

Justin Slaten was drafted during Day 2 of the 2019 Draft. The 6 foot 4 inch-tall player was selected as the the 86th overall pick.

As a right-handed pitcher for University of New Mexico Lobos, Slaten recorded 62 strikeouts during his sophomore year - the second most on the team, according to the team website.

Slaten also led the Bobcats to a Class 5A regional quarterfinal appearance during his high school athletic career, as well as a regional semifinal appearance in 2015 and a state tournament appearance in 2014.

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