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Shane Mathews

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Conover, N.C.

High School:
St. Stephen's

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
03/28/1985

Experience:
2

B/T:
R/R


2006: Returned to the weekend starting rotation after sitting out the 2005 season with a medical redshirt ... Appeared in 19 games with 14 starts posting a 5-3 record with a 4.73 earned run average ... Struck out a team-high 75 batters while walking just 19 ... Scattered 90 hits over 83.2 innings holding opposing hitters to a .276 average ... Picked up wins against Marist (3/19), N.C. A&T (4/4), UCF (4/8), N.C. State (4/12) and UAB (5/13) ... Made five relief appearances (UCF (4/8), N.C. State (4/12), Marshall (4/22), Coastal Carolina (5/10) and Tulane (5/24) ... Had four outings that went six or more innings ... Against Stony Brook (3/5) fanned a career-high nine batters while allowing one run in six innings ...Stuck out at least five batters in seven games, posting at least seven K's in five games ... Lone save came in the Conference USA Tournament against Tulane (5/24) working a scoreless 1 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and one walk ... In final start of the season against Tulane (5/26) in the C-USA Tournament, he allowed one run (earned) in a career-high 8 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts and three walks ... For his performance in the C-USA Tournament, he garnered all-tournament honors ... Did not commit a single error in 18 fielding chances ... Tied T.J. Hose and Josh Dowdy with nine strikeouts in a single game ... Had better success against right-handed batters (.248/58-for-234) over lefties (.348/32-for-92) ... When pitching in the second inning, posted a 1.93 ERA with 11 strikeouts ... Selected in the 26th round (pick 776) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the San Francisco Giants ... In post-season play recorded a 0.90 ERA in two appearances with one save in ten innings pitched ... Outside of league play went 3-2 with a 4.45 ERA in 56.2 innings while fanning 46 batters and walking 13 ... Against C-USA opponents, was 2-1 with a 5.33 ERA in 27 innings ... Favored the confines of Clark-LeClair Stadium (4-1, 4.21 ERA, 51.1 IP, 43 K and 10 BB) over pitching on the road (1-2, 7.66 ERA, 22.1 IP, 23 K and 5 BB) ... Finished sixth in the conference in batters struck out looking and ninth in strikeouts ... Ranked among the team leaders in total strikeouts and batters struck out looking (first); runners picked off and saves (t-1st); games started and won-loss percentage (second); wins (t-2nd); innings pitched, opposing batting average and hits allowed (third); ERA, runs allowed, earned runs allowed and appearances (fourth) ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (0-1, 6.75 ERA, 0 saves in three games), March (1-1, 3.20, 0, 4), April (3-0, 6.20, 0, 6) and May (1-1, 3.72, 1, 6) ... Played summer ball in the Cape Cod League for the Cotuit Kettlers ... Started 3-of-13 games played ... Posted a 2-1 record with a 2.82 ERA in 38.1 innings pitched ... Fanned 27 batters while walking 20 ... Opposing hitters batted .248 (34-for-137) ... In lone playoff appearance, allowed one run in 2.1 innings with a pair of strikeouts and one walk ... 2005: Made one start during his sophomore campaign before having season-ending surgery (Tommy John) ... Against College of Charleston (2/12), pitched three innings, surrendering five runs on 10 hits while striking out and walking one ... Received medical redshirt ... 2004: Turned in sterling rookie season, earning a selection to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Named to Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America Team ... Promoted to the Pirates' starting rotation after the first month of the season ... Made 18 total appearances with 11 starts, all coming after the second week of March ... Rolled to a 7-1 record and compiled a 3.72 earned run average in 77.1 innings ... Tossed one complete game (at USF 4/10) ... Surrendered 76 hits, 35 runs, 32 earned runs and just 19 bases on balls ... Struck out 54 and allowed just six home runs, fewest of any member of the starting rotation ... Opponents hit just .258 (.248 vs. RH, .282 vs. LH) ... Topped all pitchers with four pickoffs ... Among team leaders by allowing just a .190 average with two outs ... Was 6-1 with a 4.07 ERA as a starter (11 games) in 66.1 innings ... Made collegiate debut with a scoreless 2.0 innings against UNC Asheville at Harrington Field ... In fact, did not allow an earned run until 3/21 (Tulane), which was his last relief outing of the season ... Earned first win of career in one-inning relief role vs. Georgia Southern (2/29) during Keith LeClair Classic ... Made first career start vs. Charleston Southern (3/14), scattering three hits in 6.0 shutout innings for second victory... Made two more relief appearances after CSU start before assuming permanent position on weekend starting staff beginning with the Memphis tilt (3/28), a game in which he pitched 5.1 innings during an 8-4 ECU win to earn third victory ... Picked up other triumphs over USF (4/10), Cincinnati (4/18), Houston (5/2) and Stony Brook (6/5) during NCAA Kinston Regional ... Checked the Seawolves on just two runs while fanning a personal-best seven in a season-high 8.0 innings of work to send the Pirates to the Regional finals ... Suffered only loss of year in regular season meeting against TCU (5/16), allowing just three runs in 7.0 innings during a 3-1 ECU setback ... Also faced Horned Frogs in C-USA elimination game (3.2 innings, 8 hits, 4 runs) but did not figure into decision ... Went 4-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 10 C-USA appearances (eight starts) ... Was 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA in eight non league contests (three starts) ... Led the starting staff with a 2.53 ERA (4-1 record) in games played at Harrington Field which spanned 42.2 innings of work ... Was 5-1 with a 3.86 clip in 14 day game appearances (2-0, 3.32 in four night game outings) ... Monthly totals include February (1-0, 0.00 in four games, zero starts), March (2-0, 2.60, 5, 2), April (2-0, 3.46, 4, 4), May (1-1, 6.43, 4, 4) and June (1-0, 2.25, 1, 1) ... In addition to effort vs. Stony Brook, matched season-high strikeout effort of seven on two other occasions (vs. Louisville 4/25 and Houston 5/2 on back-to-back starts) ... Made a total of seven "quality" starts (of 11), pitching 6.0 or more innings ... Went at least 7.0 or innings on six occasions ... Enjoyed a stretch of four consecutive seven-inning outings from 4/10 (USF) to 5/2 (Houston) ... Suffered shortest stint as a starter vs. Saint Louis 5/9 (3.1 innings, 7 hits, 5 runs) but was aided by the Pirates' offensive support in a 16-5 win ... In fact, was the beneficiary of strong support all season as ECU scored eight or more runs in eight of his 11 starts ... High School: Earned three baseball letters as a pitcher at St. Stephens High School ... Earned all-state honors as a junior after establishing a school-record for lowest ERA (0.68) ... Posted a 6-5 record with a 1.06 ERA with 89 strikeouts in 66 innings as a senior ... Named to all-conference squads as a junior and senior ... Also selected to the All-Piedmont Team and was the 2003 Southwestern Foothills Player-of-the-Year ... Played in 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 ... Personal: Full name is Shane Dustin Mathews ... Nickname: "Shaner" ... Born March 28, 1985 at Hickory, N.C. ... Son of Gary and Becky Mathews ... Has an older sibling, Tatum ... Major is construction management ... Named to ECU's Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Spring of 2003 and 2004.

CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 8.1 vs. Tulane (5/26/06); strikeouts: 9 vs. Stony Brook (3/5/06).