Selected as the conference's no. 10 prospect by Baseball America ...Played for the Wareham Gatemen in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League ... Amassed a 2-1 record in 31.1 innings pitched for a 1.72 ERA, striking out 25 while surrendering only 20 hits.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2003)
Named to the BIG EAST Third Team ...Led the BC pitching staff and the BIG EAST Conference with a 2.44 ERA that placed 38th nationally in the final rankings, helping BC to the nation's 23rd best team ERA (3.66) of 2003 ... His 2.36 ERA in league action tied Lambert for fourth in the league ... Pitched 70 innings and produced an opponent batting average of .274 ...Recorded four wins in four appearances from March 6 - April 3; then suffered a loss to Virginia Tech before winning four of his next five appearances to finish out the season ...Struck out 46 and picked off three base runners ... Of the 37 runs he allowed, only 19 were earned ...Struck out four or more batters in a game six times, highlighted by a season-best seven K's vs. Pittsburgh (May 5)... Named BIG EAST co-pitcher of the week on March 17 after a 5-1 win over Georgetown, striking out five and walking one ...Named the preseason No. 9 prospect in the BIG EAST by Baseball America.
AS A FRESHMAN (2002)
Boston College's No. 3 starter ... Ranked second on the team in opponent batting average (.218), tied for second in starts (10) and third in wins (five), innings pitched (75.0), strikeouts (62) ... Second among starters in ERA (3.72) ... Named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on May 13 after throwing a complete-game, three-hit shutout against Virginia Tech, the only whitewash thrown by an Eagles pitcher all season ... Threw 124 pitches against the Hokies, striking out five and walking two ... Threw seven scoreless innings vs. St. Bonaventure (3/7) en route to his second win of the year ... Struck out at least five batters in eight of his 13 appearances ... Gave up three runs or less in seven of his 10 starts ... Had a season-high nine strikeouts against Seton Hall (4/7).
Played pitcher under Ken Maglio in the Merrimack Valley Conference ... Named team captain his senior year ... Earned All-Merrimack Valley Conference honors his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... Named the MVP of the Merrimack Valley Conference his senior year ... Earned all-scholastic honors his senior season.
Born June 13, 1983 ... Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences with an undeclared major ... Played basketball at Andover, where he was the team captain his senior year, while also earning all-conference honors his senior season ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Kevin is the elder of Karen and Stephen Shepard's two children.
SHEPARD'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year ERA W-L APP IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR
2002 3.72 5-3 13 75.0 59 35 31 29 62 13 4 1
2003 2.44 8-3 12 70.0 72 37 19 28 46 12 1 2
Totals 3.10 13-6 25 145.0 131 72 50 57 108 25 5 3