Updated: July 24, 2012
2012: Was a 33rd-round selection by the St. Louis Cardinals in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in June.
at the plate – Made 36 starts – 19 as a DH, 14 at first and three at second … Posted 10 multi-hit games, including two games with three hits, while adding seven multi-RBI games … Had a seven-game hitting streak during the season and reached base in 10 straight … Batted .278 with 37 hits, including nine doubles, one triple and one home run for 51 total bases and a .383 slugging percentage … Scored 17 runs and drove in 21 … Drew 13 walks and had a .344 on-base percentage … Was 1-for-1 on stolen base attempts … Finished the season one double shy of the Tech school record for career doubles with 65, and was just shy of the top five in at-bats, hits, triples, total bases and RBI … Had five hits, at least one in each game, scored two runs and drove in two more at the Kennesaw State Tournament (2/17-19), which included three doubles ... Had a season-high three-hit day versus West Virginia (2/24), with a triple, a run scored and two RBI ... Also had a hit and scored a run at Coastal Carolina (2/25) and had a single versus Iowa (2/26) ... In first action in almost three weeks, single in his first plate appearance at Georgia Tech (3/16) and scored a run ... Also had a single and a run scored the next day against the Yellow Jackets (3/17) ... Against Cornell (3/20), notched career double No. 60 as part of a two-hit, one run, one RBI game ... In first action in almost three weeks, in the Boston College series (4/6-8), had six hits, four RBI and one run scored while also collecting another double ... Had two hits and two RBI at Radford (4/10) and scored a run ... In the Miami series (4/13-15), had two hits, two runs and two RBI, which included a sac fly on Saturday that tied the game in the eighth ... Had two hits versus Coastal Carolina (4/17), including a double to lead off the 10th inning ... Was pulled for a pinch runner, who scored the game-winning run ... Had a two-hit day with two RBI at Wake Forest (4/21) including a solo home run in the eighth frame that broke a 6-6 tie ... Hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs versus Davidson (4/24), giving him 65 for his career - one shy of the school record ... Against Maryland (4/29), had a pair of hits, drove in one run and scored another ... Versus VMI (5/2), drove in two runs and scored twice ... In NC State series (5/11-13), was on base seven times, including two hits, four walks and a hit-by-pitch, while stealing a base and scoring a run ... Also has a hit versus Liberty (5/15) … Had a single and scored a run at North Carolina (5/19).
on the mound – Appeared in four games, all out of the pen, saving three of them (tied for first on team), while not allowing a run for a 0.00 ERA … Threw a total of 4.0 innings and struck out five batters … Opponents batted just .214 against him … Tossed a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout to earn his first save of the season at Kennesaw State (2/17) ... Picked up a pair of saves at the Baseball at the Beach Tournament (2/24-26), with a perfect frame and two strikeouts versus West Virginia (2/24) and a scoreless inning and one strikeout at Coastal Carolina (2/25) … In first appearance on the mound in almost three months, threw a scoreless inning of relief with one strikeout at North Carolina (5/19).
2011: Was a 49th-round selection by the Baltimore Orioles in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in June.
at the plate – Played and started in 54 games – 52 at first, one in left and one as designated hitter … Tied for the team-lead with 20 multi-hit games, including four games with three hits and two with four … Also had five multi-run games and 13 multi-RBI games, four with three, two with four and one five-RBI game … Had a nine-game hitting streak and reached base in 11 straight … Batted .292 with 64 hits (fourth), including 17 doubles (second), four triples (second) and five home runs (third) for 104 total bases (third) and a .475 slugging percentage (third) … Scored 31 runs and drove in 52 (second) … Drew 22 walks (first), had a .362 on-base percentage and was 4-of-6 on stolen base attempts … Ended the season with 56 career doubles, which is tied for fourth all-time at Tech … Finished tied for fourth in the ACC in triples and, at the end of the regular season, was seventh in RBI … In the nation, was tied for 111th in triples and 83rd in RBI per game (0.96) … Had a hit, RBI and run versus Indiana (2/18) ... Drove in three against Tennessee Tech (2/19) ... Scored a run at USC Upstate (2/22) ... Scored a run and drove in another versus Niagara (2/25) ... In doubleheader against the Purple Eagles (2/26), had five hits, two doubles, four RBI and three runs ... Had a pair of hits versus Liberty (3/2) ... Had two hits, two runs and three RBI against Bryant (3/5-G1) ... Hit a two-RBI double at Florida Atlantic (3/8) ... Hit an RBI double at Miami (3/11) a stole a base ... Had a hit and stole a base the next day (3/12) ... Hit an RBI triple versus Hartford (3/16-G2) and scored a run ... Had six hits in North Carolina series (3/18-20) ... Drove in a run on Friday, had three hits including a double, RBI, and run on Saturday, and had two hits and scored a run Sunday ... Tied a career-high with four hits, with two doubles and a triple, at Boston College (3/27) and drove in a season-high four runs and scored twice ... Had two hits against Radford (3/29) and versus Virginia (4/3) ... Hit a two-run home run at VMI (4/6) ... Hit a solo home run and had two hits, two RBI at Wake Forest (4/8) ... Had two hits at Radford (4/13), a two-run single and a two-run home run, driving in four in the game ... Hit Tech’s first grand slam of the year versus Florida State (4/16) in a 4-for-5 effort with two doubles, two runs and five RBI total ... Had two doubles and triple at ETSU (4/19), also knocking in two and scoring once ... Had multi-hits and multi-runs in each game of the Maryland series (4/22-24) ... Drove in three on two hits Friday, two on three hits and scored a run Saturday, and had two RBI with two hits, including a triple, and scored a run on Sunday ... Had a hit in all three games at Duke (4/29-1), including a two-hit game on Sunday ... Had two more hits against USC Upstate (5/4), including his 15th double of the year, 54th of his career, tying him for fifth all-time at the school ... Had two hits, two runs and an RBI versus James Madison (5/7) … Had at least one hit in each game of the Georgia Tech series (5/19-21), including a two-hit effort in second game … Also had a double and RBI in first and second games.
on the mound – Appeared in 17 games out of the pen … Had an 0-1 record and earned three saves, while posting a 4.66 ERA … Threw a total of 19.1 innings and struck out 15 batters … Opponents batted just .229 against him … Did not allow an earned run in 13 appearances … Threw at least one inning in 13 outings and did not allow an earned run in nine of those … Tossed 2.0 innings on three occasions … Threw two scoreless innings of relief in Hokies first weekend, 1.0 versus Indiana (2/18) with a strikeout and 1.0 against Tennessee Tech (2/19) with a strikeout to earn his first save ... Pitched an inning versus Niagara (2/26-G2) ... Threw a scoreless inning of relief against Bryant (3/5-G2) ... Pitched the eighth at Florida Atlantic (3/8) with a strikeout ... Retired only batter faced at Miami (3/12) ... Struck out one in a scoreless inning versus Hartford (3/16-G2) ... Tossed a career-high tying two frames against North Carolina (3/20) ... Pitched a scoreless ninth at Boston College (3/27) with one strikeout in Tech’s first ACC win ... Threw in two games against Virginia, striking out both Cavaliers he faced Friday (4/1) and went 1.2 frames on Sunday (4/3) with one strikeout ... Struck out a pair in two innings of work at Wake Forest (4/10-G2), but suffered the loss ... Pitched 1.2 innings at Radford (4/13) in interesting fashion, working a scoreless eighth and then returning to the mound in the ninth, getting the final two outs in a bases-loaded jam with a double play ... Struck out two in two innings against Florida State (4/16) ... Retired two batters at Duke (4/30) to earn his second save of the season in a 6-5 victory ... Tossed a perfect inning against USC Upstate (5/4) … In final appearance of season, earned the save against Georgia Tech (5/20), striking out the final batter of the contest with the tying run on second.
2010: at the plate – Started 61 of the 62 games played – 32 at first, 28 at third and one at short … Had 24 multi-hit games, including nine games with at least three hits … Led the team with 19 multi-RBI games, including nine with at least three, and had 14 multi-run games, including three games with three … Also had a 10-game hitting streak during the season … Batted .346 with 82 hits (third on team), including 20 doubles (second), three triples (third) and eight home runs (third) for 132 total bases (third) and a .557 slugging percentage … Crossed the plate 54 times (third) and drove in a team-high 67 runs … Drew 33 walks (second), was hit by a pitch five times and had a .436 on-base percentage and was 8-for-9 on stolen base attempts … Finished the season tied for 117th in the nation in doubles and 77th in the country in RBI … Walked twice, scored a run and delivered a sac bunt against Coastal Carolina (2/20) ... Had an RBI double, scored twice and was hit by a pitch against West Virginia (2/21) ... Tied a career high with four hits, including a double, in game one at Charleston Southern (2/26) ... Had an RBI single in game three (2/28) ... Was the Hokies’ leading hitter in the Long Island series (3/5-7), going 7-for-13 with three runs scored, a double and his first homer of the season ... Also walked three times and drove in five ... Went 3-for-6 with two walks in the pair of games with Bryant (3/9-10) ... Led Tech in the Maryland series (3/12-14) by going 4-for-10 with three runs scored, two walks and a game-two homer ... Had two hits, including a double and two RBI versus Columbia (3/15) ... Added a two-run double in the first game with Rider (3/16) ... Walked and scored in the second game (3/17) ... In the Clemson series (3/19-20), had three hits, three walks, two RBI, two runs scored and his first stolen base of the season ... Went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI against Liberty (3/24) ... Had three hits, including a double and an RBI in the Wake Forest series (3/26-27) ... Against VMI (3/30), scored two runs and added an RBI double ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI at ETSU (3/31) with a double and home run ... Collected three hits at Florida State series (4/2-4) and hit a grand slam in the game-two victory ... Had four hits and four RBI in the Miami series (4/9-11), including a three-run home run in game one ... Had an RBI single and scored a run in the game-three win over Virginia (4/18) ... Drove in four runs and tied career-highs with two doubles and four hits in the win over Radford (4/20) ... In Tech’s series win over Georgia Tech (4/23-25), went 6-for-12 with five runs scored, two walks, a stolen base, a triple, a home run and five RBI ... Delivered the go-ahead RBI single in the 11th inning of the game-one win, then went 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in the game-two clincher ... Had five hits with four runs scored in the sweep of Boston College (4/30-5/2) ... Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and hit his third triple in six games against Davidson (5/4) ... Walked twice and scored twice in game one with Savannah State (5/8) ... Went 2-for-3 with a three-run double in game two (5/9) ... Had six hits in the Duke series (5/14-16), driving in a team-high eight runs and stealing two bases ... That included a game two effort of 4-for-5 with three runs scored, six RBI and a three-run home run ... Hit a double and scored a run at North Carolina (5/20) and hit a home run in the third game against the Tar Heels (5/22) … Picked up three hits, including two doubles, in the ACC Tournament (5/27-29), while driving in three runs ... Walked a career-high three times versus NC State (5/29) … Helped Tech to a 16-7 win over Bucknell (6/5) in NCAA Tournament with a three-hit effort, with two hits in the first two innings which produced four runs, including a two-RBI double, and also scored three times … Played in all four NCAA games.
on the mound – In six appearances on the mound, had 6.1 innings of work … Combined on a shutout and posted a 2.84 ERA … Struck out seven batters, and opponents hit just .200 off him … Five times threw at least one innings and tossed a season-high 2.0 frames once … Did not allow an earned run in any of those outings … Threw a scoreless inning with one strikeout at Charleston Southern (2/26) … Also tossed scoreless innings against Long Island (3/6-G1) with two strikeouts and versus Columbia (3/15) with on strikeout … Punched out a season-high three batters in a season-high 2.0 frames against Rider (3/17) … Allowed his only runs of the year – three total, two earned – at Clemson (3/20-G2) … Tossed final frame at ETSU (3/31).
2009: at the plate – Started in 45 games – 28 at short, 10 at third, four at first and three as designated hitter – and played in 47 games total … Had 16 multi-hit games, including six games with three hits and one with four … Also had seven multi-run games and nine multi-RBI games, six with at least three … Had a seven-game hitting streak and reached base in 13 straight … Batted .326 with 57 hits, including 19 doubles (second on the team), one triple and four home runs for 90 total bases (fourth) and a .514 slugging percentage … Scored 29 runs and drove in 38 (fourth) … Drew six walks, had a .355 on-base percentage and was 1-of-2 on stolen base attempts … Scored two runs and notched his first collegiate hit at Wofford (2/21) … Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double against ETSU (2/24) … Went 4-for-8 with a double and run scored in the doubleheader with Bucknell (2/27) … At Duke series (3/6-8), had a hit, and RBI and scored a run … In VMI series (3/17-18), had four hits, including a double and triple, and scored three runs … In Georgia Tech series (3/20-22), had five hits, including three doubles, scored two runs and had three RBI … At NC State series (3/28-29), was 9-for-15 with four doubles, nine RBI and hit first collegiate home run … Tallied career highs of four hits and four RBI in the first game … Had three hits and three RBI in game two and two hits and two RBI in game three … Knocked in five runs versus Wake Forest (4/4) on three hits, including a double and home run … Hit a three-run double against James Madison (4/8) … Smacked two home runs, drove in a career-high seven runs on three hits, and scored three times at High Point (4/15) … Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run against Clemson (4/17) and William & Mary (4/21) … At Miami series (4/24-26), had two hits, including a double, scored three times and had two RBI … Hit a two-run single versus Radford (4/29) … Went 2-for-4 with another double in game one at Florida State (5/1) … Stole the first base of his career in second game at the Seminoles (5/2) … Went 4-for-8 with two RBI in the Delaware State doubleheader (5/10) … Ended the season on a career-high seven-game hitting streak, with four combined hits in the Virginia series (5/14-16) … Scored twice in the first game and had an RBI in game three.
on the mound – Appeared in seven games out of the pen and posting a 5.40 ERA … Threw a total of 6.2 innings and struck out seven batters … Did not allow an earned run in 13 appearances … Threw at least one inning in six outings and did not allow an earned run in five of those … In first appearance, tossed a scoreless inning at Wofford (2/21-G2) with two strikeouts … Also threw a scoreless inning against ETSU (2/25) with a punch out … Allowed first earned run at Duke (3/6) in one frame … Threw a perfect inning at Radford (3/10) … Allowed three earned runs at Miami (4/26) … Did not allow an earned run in an inning pitched versus Radford (4/29) with one strikeout and at Davidson (5/6) with two strikeouts.
High School: Posted some impressive statistics for Coach Tim Lowery at Cosby High … As a senior, hit .485 with nine home runs, a .939 slugging percentage and 18 walks from the plate, while going 6-1 with a 1.10 ERA and a .189 opponent’s batting average from the mound … Was named second-team all-state, first-team all-metro, all-region and all-district … Was the Dominion District player of the year after helping Cosby to the Dominion District title … Hit .500 over the summer for American Legion Post 137, which won the Virginia state championship … As a junior, went 11-1 with a 1.73 ERA on the mound in leading his team to the Dominion District Tournament championship … Also hit .514 with six home runs and 30 RBI to earn the same accolades as his senior season … His combined statistics for his two summer league teams in 2007 included a .470 average, eight home runs and 40 RBI … Hit .355 as a sophomore with three homers and 18 RBI.
Personal: Ronald James Shaban, II … Born 3/8/90 in Richmond, Va. … Son of Ron and Janet Shaban … His brother, Brad, is a junior on the baseball team at James Madison … Enrolled in marketing management.