GENERAL: Lettered as a freshman in baseball at Everett High, then lettered for the next three years at Cascade High...baseball coach Bob Smithson at Cascade High...three letters in basketball…SOPHOMORE: Team won Wesco League, district and regional titles and finished fourth at the State tourney...18-7...hit .379 and drove in 30 runs...also stole 23 bases and was an all-league honorable mention pick...starting guard for the basketball team…JUNIOR: Team won district title and finished 17-7...hit .313 and was named to the All-Wesco team as a shortstop...also an all-area pick at shortstop...starter in basketball…SENIOR: Baseball team captain...all-league and all-State pick...played in the Washington-Oregon all-star series...team finished second in league play, then lost in the first round of the playoffs.
FRESHMAN (1996-97): Enrolled in August...started 48 games at shortstop and played in 54 contests...hit .345, the second best average on the team…hit .377 in home games...led WSU with 54 games played, 48 starts, 203 at-bats, 70 hits, 236 plate appearances and seven hit-by-pitches...second with 41 runs scored, 89 total bases and nine sac bunts...finished the season with hits in each of his last 18 games, four off the WSU record of 22 by John Olerud...he hit .425 in those 18 games (34-for-80)...all nine of his doubles and both of his triples came in the final 18 games, along with both of his home runs...had the most multiple-hit games, 27...best outing 3-for-4 against Oregon State and 3-for-5 at CS-Sacramento...his best performances included: four three hit games...three RBIs in back-to-back games against Portland State and late in the year against Oregon State...four runs scored against Washington...here's how he hit against Pac-10 North opponents: OSU .286 (10/35), PSU .457 (16/35), Washington .419 (13/31)...his monthly hitting averages: February .333 (16/48), March .310 (13/42), April .342 (27/79), May .412 (14/34).
SOPHOMORE (1997-98): Played in all but one game of the season (March 25, rib injury), with all his starts coming at shortstop…started off the season with a bang breaking John Olerud’s 1988 school record of 23 consecutive games with a hit…ended the 28-game streak against Ohio State March 6…during the streak he was 49-for-125 (.392)…as a switch hitter hit .328 (66-201) with nine home runs, four triples, and 11 doubles…led the team with 58 runs scored, which ranked fourth best in the Pac-10 North…his 66 hits was eighth in the NorPac and his four triples was third best…from the left side of the plate he hit he hit .270 and from the right side he hit .427…Shawn was 4-for-8 with the bases loaded…in league play he hit .312 and against non-league opponents he hit .343…hit in the leadoff spot for all 48 games he played in…had 13 two-hit, six three-hit, and one four-hit game throughout the season…had 11 multiple-RBI games…in the opening game of the season he went 2-for-6 with a home run, double, and three RBI…was 4-for-6 with four runs scored, three RBI, and a home run against Cal on March 16…finished the season strong going 9-for-21 (.429) in the last five games… named to the Pac-10 North all-academic honorable mention team…during the summer played for the Wareham Gatemen in the prestigious Cape Cod League… started at shortstop for the eventual league championship runner-ups…hit .265 with a wood bat and connected on one home run…led all shortstops with a .974 fielding percentage…awarded the Sylvia and Bert Bigelow Award for team MVP honors...here's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: ASU .231 (3/13), CAL .500 (7/14), OSU .200 (6/30), Washington .414 (12/29)...his monthly hitting averages: February .300 (12/40), March .357 (20/56), April .304 (24/79), May .385 (10/26).
JUNIOR (1998-99): Started his senior campaign as one of the team’s three captains and was selected as the top preseason defensive shortstop in the Pac-10 by Baseball America… started the season with a bang going 4-for-6 with five runs scored and three RBI against New Mexico State on Feb. 12… had a solid series against defending national champions USC, going 8-for-13 (.615) with five RBI, including a grand slam home run May 27, his only homer of the year… continued his torrid hitting against the UW, hitting .581 (18x91) in the six games in 1999… had back-to-back four-hit games vs. the Huskies April 30 and May 1, and combined for six RBI in the home series vs. UW… had a bases-clearing, three-run triple in the late innings against Oregon State in Yakima on May 20 to seal a come-from-behind 10-9 win… closed the season out strong with 10 hits in the last three games against UW in Seattle… as a switch hitter he hit .329 from the right side and .313 from the left… he was the Cougs clutch hitter with the bases loaded going 8-for-11 (.727) with a grand slam… in Pac-10 games he was second on the team with a .340 (36x106) average, and in non-Pac-10 games he hit .302 (42x139)… at Bailey Field he hit .382 (26x68), while connecting at .296 (42x142) on the road… when he sat out the April 28 game at Gonzaga, it ended a streak of 68 consecutive games in which he started at shortstop… tied for the team lead with 26 multiple-hit games, and had a long hitting streak of 10 games… he will begin the 2000 season with a three-game hitting streak… led the Cougs in games played with 54 and was second with 78 hits… with a 3.20 GPA in Marketing, Shawn was named to the second team, Pac-10 All-Academic Team… here's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: ARIZ .231 (3/14), ASU .200 (3/15), CAL .192 (5/26), OSU .259 (7/27), Stanford .200 (2/10), UCLA .385 (5/13), USC .615 (8/13), Washington .581 (18/31)... his monthly hitting averages: February .364 (16/44), March .304 (21/69), April .263 (20/76), May .375 (21/56).
WSU CAREER: Holds the WSU hitting streak record with a 28-game streak between the 1997-98 seasons… has played in 156 games in his WSU career (150 started) and is only 38 games away from cracking the top-10 in the WSU record books… with 649 career at-bats is ranked eighth in the Cougar record books… also ranks seventh with 160 runs scored, seventh with 214 hits, fifth with 464 assists and fourth with 62 errors… set what is believed to be WSU record by starting in 68 consecutive games at shortstop between the '98-'99 seasons… is a career .473 (43x91) hitter vs. cross-state rival UW with 30 runs and 17 RBI in 22 games vs. the Huskies.
Shawn Louis Stevenson...born 1-6-78 at Seattle, Wash...parents Lou and Jan Stevenson...both are teachers...two brothers, Brett (27) and Tyler (18), and three sisters, Nikki (31), Tanya (29), and Jill (21)...Brett played baseball at Pacific Lutheran and his father played baseball and basketball at Seattle University... member of the National Honor Society in high school...prep GPA of 3.91... played in the Cape Cod Baseball League last two summers... pursuing a business major at Washington State… one of the seven players on the 2000 baseball roster to have three or more years of experience at WSU.
YEAR G/GS AVG. AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB-A SAC PO A E FLD% 1997 54/48 .345 203 41 70 26 9 2 2 15 24 8-13 11 94 153 17 .936 1998 48/48 .328 201 58 66 38 11 4 9 26 19 5-8 2 79 143 18 .925 1999 54/54 .318 245 61 78 42 18 3 1 33 32 14-18 3 101 168 27 .909 Career 156/50 .330 649 160 214 106 38 9 12 74 75 27-39 16 274 464 62 .923
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