Summer League: Pitched to battery mate Brian Capon for the Palm Springs Power in the summer of 2006, going 1-1 with a 1.18 ERA over 16.0 innings... picked up eight saves, struck out 21 and walked six.... pitched for Chatham in the 2007 Cape Cod League, ranking fourth in the league in saves with seven... went 2-0 with a 3.15 ERA over 17 games... pitched 20.0 innings, giving up 11 hits, striking out 34 and walking seven... opponents batted .162 against him.
LBSU Career: Third all-time in career saves with 15 with a 2.34 ERA over 53 career relief appearances... on the verge of cracking the top-10 for appearances.
LBSU 2007: Team's closer went 6-2 with a 2.39 ERA with 11 saves... appeared in 31 games over 49.0 innings, allowing just 39 hits, striking out 21 and walking 13... had a .214 opponent batting average... ranked second in the Big West in saves... named Big West Pitcher of the Week on April 16 for the second time on the year, with three shutout innings over Pepperdine, retiring the final 12 batters and the save in the series clincher on Saturday against CS Northridge... earned the weekly honor on February 12 with five strike outs against Texas in the series clincher and a shutout inning over Pepperdine.... began the year 2-0 with five saves through March 16, allowing just two runs over the first 10 relief appearances.
LBSU 2006: Appeared in 24 relief appearances, saving four games and going 1-2 with a 2.25 ERA over 24.0 innings... struck out 18 and walked three with a .283 opponent average... flip flopped with Donnie Hume as the team's closer, giving up just two earned runs over his first 17 appearances (1.00 ERA)... got the final two outs against Illinois-Chicago on February 24, for a save and used just five pitches to get to Hume against Baylor on March 3... career-best 3.1 innings came at LMU on March 7 when he gave up one on three hits to pick up his first win... had an 0.93 ERA over his first nine appearances... after blowing a save on April 13 at CS Northridge, converted three straight attempts April 23, 28 and 29... other loss came against UCSB, when he gave up three runs in 1.1 innings of work.??High School: Three-sport letterman, earning two varsity letters in baseball and football and one in basketball... named All-East Bay Athletic League in 2005 in baseball and 2004 at wide receiver in football... in 2005 went 8-4 with 94 striketouts over 75 innings, while he caught 65 receptions for 985 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2004.
And Finally: Son of Richard and Michelle Shaw... father, Richard, is a member of the California Highway Patrol... majoring in economics.
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