#41 Aaron Shafer
Position: Right-handed Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 205
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Moscow Mills, Mo.
High School: Troy Buchanan HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Played summer ball for the Falmouth (Mass.) Commodores...Named the No. 20 prospect in the Cape Cod League by Baseball America.

Made 15 appearances with 14 starts...Went 8-2 with a 2.23 ERA...Pitched 84 2/3 innings with 90 strikeouts...Named all-Valley Scholar-Athlete first team...Fourth in The Valley in ERA and fifth in strikeouts...Finished 27th nationally in ERA...Pitched a season-high eight innings against Creighton on April 7...Struck out a season-high 12 at Bradley on March 31...Earned wins against Hawaii-Hilo, Hawaii, Long Beach State, Indiana State, Bradley, Missouri State, Creighton and New Orleans...Gave up three or fewer earned runs in 12 of 14 starts...Named to the AD’s honor roll for Fall 2006 and Spring 2007.

Made 16 starts...Went 11-3 with a 2.63 ERA...Pitched 99 1/3 innings with 77 strikeouts...Named Valley Pitcher-of-the-Year and Freshman-of-the-Year...Named first team all-Valley...Named a third team All-American by Collegiate Baseball...Named a first team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America...Named second team all-region...Named to the Norman all-Regional team...Pitched a season-high eight innings at Illinois State on May 6...Struck out a season-high eight three times...Earned wins against Hawaii-Hilo, Stetson, Oklahoma, Southern Illinois, Creighton, Evansville, Missouri State, Indiana State, Illinois State, USC and Houston...Third in The Valley in ERA and 69th nationally...First in The Valley in victories and 22nd nationally...Pitched at least five innings in 15 of 16 starts...Named to AD’s honor roll for Fall 2005.

Attended Troy Buchanan High School in Troy, Mo...Lettered four years in baseball, three years in basketball and one year in football...In baseball, named all-conference four years, two at shortstop and two as a pitcher...Named first team all-state twice...Named GAC MVP...Named All-Metro Pitcher-of-the-Year...Batted .586 with three home runs in 2005, also pitched 67.2 innings with 100 strikeouts and a 0.72 ERA...Lists best performances as throwing a nine inning no-hitter against St. Charles during junior season and in the senior all-star game when he pitched two scoreless innings and went 4-for-5 with two singles, a double, and a triple...Earned the Missouri Senior High School Baseball MVC Award...In basketball, named all-conference.

Son of Dan and Marilyn Shafer...Born Dec. 2, 1986, in St. Louis, Mo...Has three brothers, Luke, Adam and Jake...Is majoring in criminal justice at WSU...Also recruited by Missouri State, Illinois State and Illinois-Chicago.