Erik Shannahan
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Erik Shannahan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Collinsville, Ill.

High School:
Collinsville HS

Last College:
John A. Logan College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
Right-Handed Pitcher

B/T:
R/R

04/21/2013

Bears Complete Series Sweep of Bradley With 6-2 Victory

Clutch Hits From McComack, Peebles Lift Bears to 9-3 Valley Mark With Third-Straight Win Over Braves

04/18/2013

Bears Open Key MVC Set With Bradley Friday at Hammons Field

MSU Looks to Build Momentum in Conference Play With Strong Showing Against Braves

04/16/2013

Fifth-Inning Rally Propels No. 27 Oklahoma State Past Bears, 6-4

Cowboys Score Four Runs in Decisive Frame, Hold Off Bears' Comeback Effort to Sweep Season Series From MSU

04/15/2013

Bears Set to Host Nationally-Ranked Cowboys Tuesday Night

MSU Aims to Even All-Time Series With Oklahoma State at Hammons Field

04/12/2013

Late Offensive Explosion Lifts Bears to 7-3 Win Over Southern Illinois

Matheny's Two-Run Triple Highlights Four-Run Seventh as MSU Wins No. 20, Improves to 5-2 in Valley Play

2012: Shannahan was nearly perfect in his first season as a Bear, posting a 1.08 earned run average, despite missing 10 weeks due to injury...Recorded seven consecutive scoreless relief outings to begin his Missouri State career before giving up a single run in his final appearance of the season...Worked a one-two-three inning, Feb. 26, vs. Houston Baptist, striking out two batters...Fanned three over his 1.2-inning outing March 10, against SIU Edwardsville in game one of a doubleheader; came back to toss 2/3 of an inning in the nightcap to help preserve a 10-7 Bears' victory...Picked up his first save as a Bear March 18, working the final 2/3 of an inning in MSU's 3-2 win over ORU...Worked 2.0 scoreless innings March 20 at SEMO, striking out three and allowing a pair of hits in an 8-1 MSU win...Returned to action June 2 with a scoreless inning in MSU's 12-2 victory over host Miami at the NCAA Coral Gables Regional...Permitted his only run of the season the following day against eventual College World Series participant Stony Brook in the Bears' season-ending 10-7 setback...Turned in a strong summer performance for the Southern Ohio Copperheads of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, going 1-0 with four saves and a 1.80 ERA.

Background: Joined the Bears after completing his sophomore campaign at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill...Went 8-2 with a 3.24 ERA and one save in 13 appearances as a freshman in 2010...Gave up just 55 hits in 66 2/3 innings of work, fanning 41 batters...Appeared in eight games (including three starts) for the Volunteers in 2011, posting a 1-2 record...As a prep standout at Collinsville (Ill.) High, Shannahan went 6-1 with a 1.30 ERA in 70 innings as a junior, allowing just 45 hits while striking out 101...Also batted .391, with six doubles and 16 RBIs to help lead the Kahoks to a super sectional berth in the Illinois state tournament...Was a First-Team All-SWC selection and was named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro team...Excelled in golf for the Kahoks as well, earning All-Southwestern Conference honors all four years and all-area recognition three times...Picked up an honorable mention all-conference citation in basketball as well...Originally signed with Arkansas out of high school.

Personal: Erik Michael Shannahan is the son of Mark Dawkins...Born December 8, 1990, in Belleville, Ill...Plans to major in communications.

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