Selected as the 15th overall pick of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks ... Highest selected athlete in the history of Nevada athletics ... A pair of Wolf Pack basketball players Kirk Snyder (2005) and Luke Babbitt (2011) were picked 16th in the first round.
NEVADA Named Mountain West Co-Pitcher of the Year as a junior after earning WAC Pitcher of the Year honors his sophomore season ... First-team all-conference the last two seasons in two different conferences ... Posted a 17-7 career record that is the ninth best winning percentage (.708) in school history ... Ranks sixth in school history with 203 career strikeouts.
2013 (Jr.): Named Mountain West Co-Pitcher of the Year and to the MW first team after posting a 7-3 record with a 2.77 ERA ... Led the team in wins and ERA ... Went 5-3 with a 2.76 ERA in MW play ... Four 10 strikeout games; at New Mexico, vs. Northern Illinois, at Utah Valley and at Fresno State ... Struck out 102 which ranks as the seventh best season in school history and was second in the MW ... As of June 2 he ranked 27th in strikeouts (102), 91st in strikeouts per nine innings (8.55), 81st in hits allowed per nine innings (7.04) and 117th in WHIP (1.1) in NCAA I ... Made 15 starts on the season of which 12 were quality outings pitching six or more innings and allowing three or fewer runs ... Second in the MW in ERA (2.77), innings pitched (107.1) and opponent batting average (.218) while being tied for fourth with seven wins ... Led the MW with 71.2 innings pitched in conference play and was second in opponent batting average (.211) and strikeouts (61) and fourth in ERA (2.76) in conference action ... Recorded his 100th strikeout of the season and 200th of his career against Fresno State in the first game of the MW Championship ... Named to the MW preseason team ... Pack's designated hitter at home verus San Francisco and struck out twice ... Earned third letter. 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 starts 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