2010 MLB Draft Pick (Los Angeles Dodgers, 30th round)
2010 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (coaches)
2010 Big 12 Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 22)
2010 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference
2010 QTI Baylor Classic All-Tournament Team
2008 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (coaches)
2008 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference
2008 Ted Lyons Baylor Most Valuable Pitcher Award
2008 College Baseball Foundation National All-Star Lineup (March 18)
2008 Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week (March 17)
Five-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2007-08, Spring 2007-09)
BAYLOR RECORDS BOOK
Tied Baylor record for shutouts in a Big 12 season (2 in 2008) and career (2) ... Fifth in career Big 12 games started (20) ... Tied for eighth in single-season Big 12 complete games (2 in 2008) ... Tied for seventh in career Big 12 complete games (2) ... Tied for third in single-season shutouts (2 in 2008) ... Eighth in career Big 12 innings pitched (120.1) ... Tenth in career Big 12 strikeouts (103) ... Fourth in single-season strikeouts per nine innings by starters (9.86 in 2010).
Saw action in 16 games and made 13 starts ... Went 2-7 with 5.17 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 76.2 innings ... One of eight pitchers to record a save ... Second on team in strikeouts (84) and games started (13) ... Third in innings pitched (76.2) ... Second on team in Big 12 innings pitched (44.0) and strikeouts (40) ... Only pitcher to start every weekend of conference play ... Had tough luck, allowing 23 unearned runs, 14 more than any other pitcher on team ... Named Big 12 Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week after picking up win in season opener vs. Duke (2/19) ... Struck out 11 Blue Devils and allowed three runs on five hits in 6.0 innings ... Did not factor in decision after allowing two runs and striking out six vs. Texas State (2/26) ... Took tough-luck loss after allowing six runs -- only one of which was earned -- and striking out 10 in 5.1 innings vs. Oral Roberts (3/5) ... Struck out nine batters in 5.0 innings, but did not factor in decision vs. Illinois-Chicago (3/12) ... Took another tough-luck loss after allowing just two earned runs and striking out six in 5.0 innings in Big 12 opener at No. 13 Oklahoma (3/19) ... Did not factor in decision after surrendering two runs in 5.0 innings of start at Missouri (4/3) ... Unearned runs against accounted for loss as he allowed four runs -- one of which was earned -- in 6.0 innings of start at Texas A&M (4/9) ... Picked up first save of career by striking out five in 3.0 innings of work vs. Sam Houston State (4/20) ... Helped Bears clinch series by winning rubber game vs. Nebraska (4/25) ... Worked then-season-long 7.1 innings and allowed just one run on seven hits ... In nationally televised game at No. 2 Texas (5/1), held Longhorns to one run on six hits in 8.0 innings ... Struck out 11 without issuing a walk against UT ... Took loss after allowing three earned runs in 6.0 innings at Texas Tech (5/15) ... Unearned runs again led to a loss in final outing against Arizona (6/4) at Fort Worth Regional ... Allowed six runs -- only one of which was earned -- on five hits in 3.2 innings.
Pitched in 13 games and made seven starts ... Posted 1-2 record and 4.50 ERA over 54.0 innings ... Pitched through injuries majority of season ... Tied for team lead in ERA ... Ranked sixth on team with 41 strikeouts ... Made first three appearances in weekend rotation, then moved to bullpen for five of next six outings before starting in three of last four games ... Turned in longest start of season, but got no decision against Houston (2/27) after pitching 6.2 innings and holding Cougars to two runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts ... Allowed one run on one hit with two walks and three strikeouts in 2.0 innings of relief vs. Dallas Baptist (4/8) ... Returned to starting role and allowed only one unearned run on three hits and one walk with season-high six strikeouts at UT Arlington (4/14), but did not factor in decision ... Worked 2.1 perfect innings of relief with two strikeouts at Oklahoma State (4/18) ... Picked up win in midweek start against Stephen F. Austin (5/12), allowing two runs on eight hits with two walks and five strikeouts in 5.0 innings ... Took tough-luck loss at Nebraska (5/17), allowing only two earned runs in 6.0 innings, but three unearned runs were decisive ... Allowed one run on one hit in 1.2 innings of relief against No. 17 Kansas State at Big 12 Championship (5/21) ... Got starting nod against No. 2 LSU (5/30) in second game of Baton Rouge Regional ... Held Tigers to two runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 4.0 innings, but did not factor in decision.
2008 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
Bears' primary Saturday starter ... Also made one Friday start and one Sunday start ... Started in all 14 appearances ... Led Baylor to 9-5 record in 14 starts ... Posted 6-4 record with 5.06 ERA ... Tossed two complete games, both shutouts ... Joined Kyle Evans as only Baylor pitchers to throw two complete-game shutouts in Big 12 play in a season and/or in a career ... Allowed 44 runs, 35 earned, on 75 hits and 35 walks with 63 strikeouts over 78.1 innings ... Shared team lead in wins ... Became 10th Baylor freshman in program history to record at least six victories ... Joined Matthew Marcom (1995), Kip Wells (1996), Ryan LaMotta (2003), Abe Woody (2003) and Kendal Volz (2007) as the only Baylor freshmen to record at least five wins during head coach Steve Smith's tenure ... Joined LaMotta, Woody and Volz as the only ones of that group with at least six wins ... Tied for eighth on Baylor's single-season list with two complete games in Big 12 play ... Tied for third in Big 12 in complete games ... Led staff in innings and games started ... Second in strikeouts and opponents' batting average (.259) ... Posted 4-4 record with 4.61 ERA in Big 12 play ... Led team and ranked sixth in conference with 56.1 innings in league play ... Only Baylor pitcher and one of 15 pitchers in league to start at least one game in each Big 12 series ... Second on staff and ninth in league in Big 12 strikeouts (48) ... Second on staff and 11th in conference in Big 12 opponents' batting average (.250) ... Ranked ninth in Big 12 in conference strikeouts ... Tied for second in league in Big 12 complete games (2) ... Joined Missouri's Aaron Crow as the only pitchers in league to throw more than one shutout in Big 12 play ... Worked into seventh inning in six of nine Big 12 starts ... Held opponents to .230 average (31-for-135) with runners on base and .218 average (19-for-87) with two outs ... Was 4-2 with 3.12 ERA in eight starts away from Baylor Ballpark ... Made first career appearances in starting role against Purdue in season's second game (2/23) ... Earned first victory in second game of the Mississippi State series (3/9) ... Allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts ... Posted 7.43 ERA in first three starts and 4.43 ERA in 11 starts the remainder of season ... Earned Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing two-hit shutout against 23rd-ranked Oklahoma State in first career Big 12 outing (3/15) ... Held game's final 22 batters hitless after allowing a two-out single in second and a one-out bunt single in third .. Retired 13 of game's final 14 batters, yielding only a leadoff walk in ninth ... Suffered tough-luck loss the following weekend at Missouri after holding Tigers to three runs, two earned, on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 7.0 innings in 3-0 loss (3/22) ... Again bitten by bad luck the following weekend at Oklahoma (3/29) ... Allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts over 8.1 innings but did not factor in decision ... Both runs allowed were solo homers, including wind-aided round-tripper with one out in bottom of ninth ... Was not as sharp but still earned victory in middle game of Kansas' series, which clinched series win for Bears (4/5) ... Allowed five runs on five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over 5.2 innings against Jayhawks ... Gave Baylor series victory in finale at Kansas State with four-hit shutout (4/13) ... Notched career-high 12 strikeouts against two walks ... All four hits allowed were singles and each came in a different inning ... Struck out game's final two batters ... Did not pitch past third inning in either of next two starts, including not escaping first inning against Nebraska (4/26) ... Tossed 2.0 perfect innings with three strikeouts in pitch-count start at UT Arlington (4/29) ... Became first Baylor freshman pitcher to start and win at Texas since inception of Big 12 in 1997 (5/3) ... Held Longhorns to one run on seven hits and six walks with seven strikeouts over 7.1 innings ... Performance snapped Bears' 11-game losing streak against Texas that dated back to 2005 season ... Earned Baylor's lone victory at Big 12 Championship, holding 12th-ranked Nebraska to four runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts over 6.1 innings in the Bears' 10-4 win (5/21).
2007 (TRUE FRESHMAN)
Sat out season as redshirt while going through rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery conducted in March 2006.
Three-year letterwinner for head coach Paul Pool at Allen [Texas] High School ... Led Allen to regional quarterfinals as sophomore and regional semifinals as junior ... Missed most of senior season due to Tommy John surgery ... First-team 2006 preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball ... Two-time Baseball America Preseason All-American ... No. 5 on Texas Baseball News Texas Top 25 ... No. 9 on Baseball America Perfect Game National Showcase Top 20 ... No. 11 on Baseball America Prospect Plus National Top 300 ... No. 15 on Baseball America East Cobb World Wood Bat Championships Top 20 ... Named to Baseball America "Closest to the Majors" list prior to 2006 season ... First-team all-state, all-area and all-district selection during sophomore and junior seasons ... One of only three sophomores (only pitcher) on 2004 THSCA all-state team ... Honorable mention all-state in 2005 ... USA Baseball Junior National Team member in 2004 and 2005 ... Allowed one run on 10 hits with 16 strikeotus over 12.1 innings with 2005 team ... Tossed 5.2 scoreless innings in relief with 10 strikeouts against Cuba in Pan Am Games Championship ... Posted 9-2 with 0.42 ERA and 137 strikeouts in 89.0 innings as sophomore ... Went 7-4 with 0.89 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 80.0 innings as junior ... 2005 Cape Cod All-Star game and Area Code Games participant ... National Honor Society member.
Full name is Shawn Mark Tolleson ... Born Jan. 19, 1988, in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Mark and Jana Tolleson ... Pre-dental major.