NEVADA Named to MW Preseason Coaches team ... The 2012 WAC Pitcher of the Year is once again scheduled to the be the first starter to take the mound each weekend ... The hard throwing right hander went 9-4 with a WAC low 2.20 ERA making 15 starts a year ago ... Pitched two complete games and struck out 88 in 98.1 innings on the mound ... Pitched six or more innings and allowed three or less earned runs to produce 12 quality starts out of his 15.
2012 (So.): After playing primarily shortstop his freshman year became the Pack's ace on the mound as a sophomore going 9-4 with a WAC best 2.20 ERA ... Earned WAC Pitcher of the Year honors and was first-team all-conference selection ... Led the WAC in ERA (2.20), opponent batting average (.212) and wins (9) ... Second in the conference in innings pitched (98.1) and third in strikeouts (88) ... Of his 15 starts 12 were quality start going six or more innings and allowing three or less earned runs ... Two addition starts were close to qualifying as he pitched five shutout innings in the season opener and was two outs vs. Loyola Marymount from pitching six innings ... Ranked 40th nationally in ERA ... Two complete game nine inning victories vs. SJSU allowing a run on six hits in nine innings and at the WAC Tournament giving up three runs on five hits ... Struck out a career-high 12 at Hawai'i in seven innings but was tagged with the loss as the Pack fell 2-0 ... WAC Pitcher of the Week after tossing eight shutout innings and allowing three hits in a 3-2 victory over LA Tech ... Saw action in six games with four starts in the field ... Earned second letter. Summer: Named top prospect in the Alaska League by Perfect Game while playing for the Anchorage Bucs ... Went 1-2 with seven saves and a 2.44 ERA ... First-team all-league reliever. 2011 (Fr.): Hitting: Two-way player who appeared in 46 games, starting 44 at shortstop and two on the mound in his first year with the Wolf Pack ... Hit .287 with seven doubles, one triple, home run and 19 RBI ... Had nine multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... Stole four bases in five attempts ... Had the 11th highest average in WAC play at .344 ... Went 3-for-4 with a season-high four RBI and a three-run home run versus Hawai'i ... Earned second-team All-WAC shortstop honors. Pitching: Struck out 13 batters in 10.1 innings ... Got the start in the Pack's final game of the regular season at San Jose State, giving up four runs on six hits in 2.2 innings of work in a no-decision ... Earned his first career win vs. UC Davis ... First start of the season was vs. San Francisco State and he earned a no-decision going two innings, allowing no runs, two hits and striking out four Gator hitters.
PRIOR TO NEVADA Three-time letter winner in baseball at North Medford High School in Medford, Ore. for Coach Brett Wolfe ... Won Oregon state championship in 2007 ... Earned third team all-state and first team All-Southwest Conference honors ... Posted a 1.20 ERA with 88 strikeouts in 62 innings.
PERSONAL General studies major... Son of Michael Shipley ... Enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with family ... Chose to attend Nevada over Oregon State.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: Hits: 3, Hawai`i, May 05, 2011 ; vs New Mexico State, May 26, 2011 Doubles: 2, at San Jose State, May 20, 2011 Triples: 1, UNLV, Mar 06, 2011 Home runs: 1, New Mexico State, Apr 22, 2011 Total bases: 5, New Mexico State, Apr 22, 2011 RBI: 4, Hawai`i, May 05, 2011 Runs scored: 3, New Mexico State, Apr 22, 2011 Walks: 2, New Mexico State, Apr 22, 2011 Hit by pitch: 1, Sacramento State, May 15, 2011 At bats: 4, 15 times Stolen bases: 1, 4 times Innings pitched: 9.0, San Jose State, May 11, 2012 ; vs LA Tech, May 23, 2012 Strikeouts: 12, at Hawai`i, May 17, 2012 Batters faced: 36, vs Louisiana Tech, May 23, 2012 Putouts: 5, at Louisiana Tech, Apr 30, 2011 Assists: 7, at Sacramento State, Apr 22, 2012