Shane was drafted 3 separate times in the Major League Amateur Draft by the Cleveland Indians (20th), San Francisco Giants (26), and Baltimore Orioles (8th) as a pitcher. He played 3 years at East Carolina University as a weekend starting pitcher and closer. He holds the single season appearance record at ECU with 39. He left ECU in 2007 and signed with the Baltimore Orioles to pursue his dream of baseball. He studied Construction Management while attending ECU. He has coached and performed 1 on 1 lessons with a variety of age groups in all aspects of baseball but specializes in pitching. He has been coaching for over 5 years specifically with younger age groups. A former native of Hickory, NC; he resides in Indian Land with his wife and three children.
Baltimore Orioles 2007 – 2009
Started professional debut with the short season (A) Aberdeen Ironbirds posting a 3.06 ERA in 15 games coming off a hand injury. 2008 was used a middle to long reliever with the Delmarva Shorebirds (A) posting a 4.29 ERA in 50.1 innings. 2009 was used as middle to long reliever with the Delmarva Shorebird (A) pitching 52 innings and posting a 1.06 ERA for the month of July. Promoted to the Frederick Keys (A Advanced) where he appeared, he made his final two appearances of his professional career.
East Carolina University – 2007
Transitioned from a weekend starting pitcher to a closer in the bullpen. Posted a 4-4 record with a 4.50 ERA. Appeared in 39 games setting an ECU single season appearance record and converted 15 of 17 save attempts. Recognized on the Stopper of the Year Award Watch List and received C-USA First Team Honors as a closer. Selected in the 8th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.
Returned to the weekend starting rotation after sitting out the 2005 season with a medical redshirt from Tommy John surgery. Appeared in 19 games with 14 starts posting a 5-3 record and 4.73 earned run average. Earned a save in the Conference USA Tournament against Tulane with a scoreless 1 2/3 innings. Pitched against Tulane a day later in his final start, throwing 8 1/3 innings only allowing one run and 7 strikeouts. Earned C-USA all-tournament honors for both outings. Selected in the 26thround of the 2006 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the San Francisco Giants.
Played in the Cape Cod Summer Baseball League with the Cotuit Kettleers for Coach Mike Roberts. Posted a 2-1 record with a 2.82 ERA with 38.1 innings pitched.
Earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team and Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American Team. Promoted to the Pirates starting rotation after the first month of the season. Made 18 total appearances with 11 starts. Complied a 7-1 record with 3.72 ERA as a freshman. Winning pitcher throwing 8 innings and allowing 2 runs in Kinston Regional beating Stoning Brook University.
Earned three baseball letters as a Pitcher and two letters as a football quarterback at St. Stephens High School in Hickory, NC. Earned all-state honors as a junior and senior. Established a school-record ERA (.68) during his Junior season going 7-1 record. Posted a 1.06 ERA going 6-5 record with a 1.06 ERA. Named all-conference as a junior and senior. Selected to the All Piedmont Team in 2003 and Southwestern Foothills Player of the Year. Played in the 2003 North Carolina – South Carolina All Star Game. Selected in the 20th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Cleveland Indians. Signed a Baseball Scholarship to attend East Carolina University.