Josh Slocum is a junior mechanical engineering student from Clarks Summit. He went to Abington Heights High School, plays in the outfield and is a designated hitter for the Wilkes University Colonels.
Q,What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?
A. I was looking for a school that had a good engineering program and a school that would allow me to play baseball. Wilkes had both.
Q. What are your hopes for the upcoming season?
A. Wining the MAC championship.
Q. What are your hopes for your next season as a Colonel?
A. For my final year as a Colonel, I hope the team improves overall during the off season so that we can come back even better than this year.
Q. When/Why did you first begin playing baseball?
A. I first started playing Teeball when I was 5. I always liked watching baseball on TV so I decided to give it a try.
Q. Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?
A. Slowpitch softball and golf.
Q. Who would you say is the most influential person in your life? Why?
A. My parents, they come to every game and always keep on me to work my hardest in everything that I do.
Q. A quote you live your life by?
A. All that matters is having fun and trying your best.
Q. What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?
A. Doing your best and having fun.
Q. If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?
A. Babe Ruth.