As a Sophomore (2014)
Made nine appearances, including one start … went 0-0 with an 8.64 ERA and six strikeouts in 8.1 innings of work … had one strikeout in 1.0 scoreless frame against Xavier (May 23) in BIG EAST Tournament action … struck out two in 1.1 innings of one-run relief against Albany (May 6) … worked 1.0 shutout frame against NYIT (April 19) … tossed 1.0 scoreless inning at Columbia (April 16) … started and allowed one run in 2.0 innings to take a no-decision at Florida Memorial (March 4).
As a Freshman (2013)
Made eight appearances, including five starts … went 1-1 with a 5.31 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 20.1 innings of work … tossed 2.2 scoreless innings in a start against Princeton (April 17) … started and totaled four strikeouts in 4.0 innings of work to earn the win in a seven-inning game against NYIT (April 1) … worked 5.0 innings of one-run ball to take a no-decision in a start against Stony Brook (March 26) … made first-career-start and allowed one run in 2.2 innings of work against Fairleigh Dickinson (March 13) … surrendered one earned run in 1.0 inning of work against Mercer (Feb. 16) in collegiate-debut.
At Seton Hall Prep
Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 35th Round (1,072 overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft … a four-year letterwinner for the Pirates … a second team All-Super Essex Conference American Division honoree and second team All-Essex County choice as a senior … earned 2012 honorable mention Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All-America and first team All-Northeast Region accolades … a first team All-Super Essex Conference American Division and first team All-Essex County selection as a junior … helped team win three-straight Super Essex Conference championships and one county championship.
Michael Joseph Sheppard III … born in West Orange, N.J. … son of Mike and Laurie Sheppard … has an older sister, Averie, and a younger brother, Ryan … nephew of St. John’s head coach Ed Blankmeyer … chose St. John’s for its baseball program and chance to play both close to home and in front of family … lists his father, head baseball coach at Seton Hall Prep, as the person he most admires … lists Roger Clemens as his favorite athlete … majoring in finance.