The big leagues have come calling for a former Swift Current 57's coach.
Eric Dorton, who served as an assistant and hitting coach from 2015-17, was hired on as a hitting coach with the MLB's Texas Rangers on Saturday.
It is with great excitement that we announce that @Eric_Dorton has been offered and accepted a Hitting Coach position with the Texas Rangers. Thank you coach for everything you have done for LCC and we are excited to see what you achieve on this new path. pic.twitter.com/dqfs0js3MX— LamarCC Baseball (@LamarCCBaseball) January 5, 2019
Dorton was an assistant under head coach Joe Carnahan for the Swift Current Indians' WMBL title in 2016, completing the back-to-back in 2017 with the re-branded 57's.
The 2017 season saw Dorton help guide the team to the league-lead in both home runs and stolen bases.
He most recently was serving as an assistant coach at Lamar Community College in Colorado.
Of note, the Texas Rangers are also the club who drafted former 57's pitcher Sean Chandler in the sixth round of the 2018 MLB Draft.