The Northeast Iowa Conference recently released its All-Conference selections for baseball and several Charles City Comets were honored. Dylan Salinas was named to the First Team as a catcher. Salinas finished the season with a .375 batting average. He had a couple of home runs and had a team-high 31 runs batted in. Salinas was also 3-0 on the mound with a 1.47 Earned Run Average. Three Comet juniors were selected on the Second Team – Cole Reams, Colton Slinger and Jace Cajthaml. Reams hit .319 on the season, had two home runs, drove in 19 and had 15 stolen bases. Slinger led the Comets with a .378 batting average, he drove in 20 runs and he had 18 stolen bases. Cajthaml had three home runs which led the team and finished with a .286 batting average and 19 RBI. Theo Arndt was named as an Honorable Mention as he hit .357 with seven doubles and a team-high 22 stolen bases. The Comets finished the NEIC season with a 9-9 record which put them in fourth place.
Today’s college football outlook takes a dive into the Iowa Hawkeye defensive line. Iowa defensive lineman Cedric Lattimore says improved depth along the line has made the Hawkeye defense better. After getting on the field as a true freshman in 2016 Lattimore played in all 13 games a year ago.
Lattimore says it helps the defensive line stay fresh, especially in the fourth quarter.
Lattimore says getting on the field early helped him realize what he needed to get better at.
The Hawkeyes open the season on September first against Northern Illinois.