Sheehan and Whiting Named All-League
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

ELMHURST, Ill. – Freshman Boone Whiting was named First Team All-Conference, while senior Jeremy Sheehan captured second team honors, as voted on by The Summit League baseball coaches.

Whiting, who was 2-1 with a 1.54 ERA and five saves received the first team honors for his relief work. The Oakdale, Calif., native didn’t allow an earned run to cross the plate until April 4, against South Dakota State.

In 19 appearances, Whiting gave up just nine earned runs, while also tying the school record for saves in a season. He also had two complete games and had a career-high six strikeouts three different times.

This season, Sheehan finished with a 5-4 record and he had six starts that went six or more innings. The longest outing of the year for the Basehor, Kan., native, was an eight-inning performance at IPFW, where he scattered nine hits, allowed three runs, two earned and struck out three.

In his two seasons at Centenary, Sheehan has nine starts of seven or more innings pitched. This year he also tied his career-high for strikeouts with six against Grambling back on March 29. Sheehan previously set the mark against Jackson State and Western Illinois last season.

“I thought we deserved more recognition than that, but I’m proud of the two guys who did make the all-conference teams,” said head coach Ed McCann. “We are just going to prove everybody wrong this weekend at the conference tournament.”

The Summit League Championship begins on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Oral Roberts in J.L. Johnson Stadium.