UK's Shepherd named a summer league All-American

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky sophomore right-hander Chandler Shepherd, the 2012 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Pitcher of the Year, has been selected a first-team summer league All-America starting pitcher by Perfect Game USA, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Shepherd is the second UK hurler to be named a first-team summer league All-American in the last two years, as junior right-hander Trevor Gott was tabbed as a first-team closer after leading the Cape Cod League in saves in 2011. Shepherd was also named first-team PGCBL and UK sophomore outfielder/left-hander Jeff Boehm was named a PGCBL Rising Star, which consists of freshmen players in the league.

A native of Louisa, Ky., Shepherd dominated the circuit all summer while leading his club to a 35-12 record and the league championship. The 6-foot-3 right-hander led the league in wins (seven), ERA (1.31) and opponent average (.154). In his eight regular-season starts, Shepherd went 7-0 in 55 innings, allowing only 29 hits and 12 walks, striking out 50. Including playoffs, Shepherd owned a 9-0 record and a 1.73 ERA in 67.2 innings with 64 strikeouts.

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