2000: Excellent defensive catcher who started 57 games behind the plate ... Hit .296 in the clean-up spot in the line-up ... Threw out 32-of-61 would-be basestealers ... Led the team with ten home runs ... Put together 15 multi-hit games ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 13) ... Had a 4-for-4 day against Oklahoma State (Feb. 27) ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBI at Ole Miss (March 7) ... Was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI at Oklahoma (March 24) ... Had a great weekend at Missouri (April 7-9), going 5-for-13 with seven runs scored and two RBI ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against Texas A&M in the Big 12 tournament ... Hit the walk-off, game-winning home run in a 3-2 win over Texas in the Big 12 tournament ... Invited to the Team USA national team trials in Tucson, Ariz. ... Second team all-Big 12 selection ... Big 12 all-Tournament team.
1999: Appeared in 30 games with 21 starts ? Hit .222 with 13 RBI ? Went 3-for-4 with a double, one RBI and a stolen base against Texas-San Antonio (Feb. 16) ? Hit .714 in three games during the week of Feb. 15-21 ? Was 5-for-7 with two doubles, three runs scored, one RBI and a stolen base ? Hit first collegiate home run against Kansas State (Feb. 27) ? Went 2-for-3, including a two-run double to give Baylor the lead against Creighton (March 9).
High School: Hit .526 with 16 doubles, 11 home runs, 35 RBI, 25 walks and only nine strikeouts as a senior at Brewer High School: Named to the Louisville Slugger TPX All-America team, was an all-state catcher, Tarrant county player of the year, district MVP, Dallas all-area catcher, high school player of the year and participated in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game ? Hit .473 with 10 doubles, 10 home runs, 35 RBI, 31 walks and only seven strikeouts as a junior ? Was named to the Louisville Slugger TPX All-America team, was an all-state catcher, all-Tarrant County catcher, Dallas all-area catcher, district MVP and high school player of the year ? Hit .430 with seven doubles, six home runs and 27 RBI as a sophomore ? Named first team all-district catcher and newcomer of the year ? Also an outstanding football player, earning district MVP his senior season, with 1,100 yards rushing, 400 yards receiving and 16 touchdowns (five of which came in one game) ? Named first team all-district as a running back, with 1,600 yards rushing, 250 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns as a junior ? Also had two 200-yard rushing games ? Earned honorable mention as a running back and as a linebacker, with 83 tackles in seven games and 600 yards rushing and six touchdowns as a sophomore ? Earned all-district honors three times ? Member of the National Honor Society for three years and named to the all-district academic team all four years.
Personal: Son of Kenny and Gail Shoppach ? Born April 29, 1980 ? Majoring in general studies.
Shoppach's Career Hitting Stats