June 4, 2008
San Antonio – St. Mary’s University baseball player Scott Shimek was named Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-American for his play during the 2008 season, it was announced by the organization on Wednesday.
Shimek (Jr., Shiner) was an honorable mention honoree on the team. He went 11-1 this season with a 3.18 ERA, four complete games and one shutout. He struck out 113 batters against just 39 walks in 93.1 innings this season. His 11-1 record is the second best winning percentage for a pitcher in a single season in school history, behind only Aaron Carter’s 15-1 mark in 1996.
Previously, Shimek was named Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-South Central Region, Heartland Conference Pitcher of the Year and first team all-conference; the first time that he has earned All-Heartland Conference honors. Twice this season he was named conference pitcher of the week. Shimek is the third Rattler to earn Heartland Conference Pitcher of the Year honors. Jeff Wigdhal picked up the honor in 2004 and Caleb Staudt earned it in 2006.
The Rattlers finished the 2008 regular season with a 39-17 overall record and a 35-14 mark in Heartland Conference play, good for second place in the league standings. The Rattlers finished the season by winning eight of their last nine games.