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 FDU (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.