I was going through the record books yesterday in preparing the 2011 Media Guide and spotted the name Chris Colton. He was a Rattler for all of 2004 and joined the team in the second half of the 2005 season. Colton is still third on the single season list for triples by a Rattler. He had 11 in 2004.
Colton had a couple of big RBI in the 2005 playoffs. The game tying home run in the top of the ninth inning in Game One of the Divisional Finals at Clinton springs immediately to mind. The other was the bases loaded walk he drew in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game Three in the Midwest League Finals against South Bend to give the Rattlers the only run in a 1-0 victory to keep that series alive.
The headline of this story may be a little misleading, but it is good to see that the former Rattler is getting into coaching.
Chris Colton, former Newnan High School star who played in the Seattle Mariners organization, has been named head coach of one the two Under-14 teams of the MAGIC (Making Athletic Girls Into Champions), a Coweta County fast-pitch softball organization.
….For the past two years he has been working with the Lee Middle School (metro area) fast pitch team with coach Bush Denney and will head up the program at Arnall this year.MAGIC was started in 2004 by Larry Shelnutt and currently boasts seven teams – one U10, one U12, two U14, two U16 and one U18.