YORK, Pa. – Gallaudet University sophomore Jeremy Shepps (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) was selected to the All-Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) baseball second team as announced by the conference office on Wednesday. Shepps, two-time team captain for the Bison, is the first All-CAC honoree for Coach Curtis Pride, who completed his second season this year.
Shepps led the Bison in 11 offensive categories this season including; batting average (.317), slugging percentage (.500), runs scored (20), hits (38), runs batted in (18), doubles (13), triples (three), home runs (one), total bases (60), sacrifice flies (three) and stolen bases (11). When he wasn’t playing shortstop Shepps took to the mound and served as one of the top pitchers for Coach Pride. Shepps posted a 2-10 record where he led the team in innings pitched (71.1), strikeouts (55), appearances (13), complete games (six) and runners picked off (six). Shepps pitched a complete game against Stevenson University at home on April 1 as the Bison won 5-3 to earn the program’s first conference victory in 13 years. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate where he scored two runs and hit a double, triple and drove in one run in the historic win. Shepps struck out nine batters in a game on three different occasions during the season.
The CAC coaches selected University of Mary Washington senior infielder/outfielder Will Wright as the 2010 CAC Player of the Year while Wright’s coach Tom Sheridan earned his ninth CAC Coach of the Year honor, his first since 2005. York (Pa.) College freshman Joey Couch took home CAC Rookie of the Year honors.
Gallaudet, a charter member of the CAC, played its final year in the conference this season and will join the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) this summer. In the 20 years the Bison played in the CAC they never had a CAC Player, Rookie or Coach of the Year award winner.