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 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 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 Ed Blankmeyer ... chose St. John's for its baseball program and chance to play close to home and in front of family ... lists his father, the head baseball coach at Seton Hall Prep, as the person he most admires ... lists Roger Clemens as his favorite athlete ... majoring in liberal studies.