Matt Shannon inks deal to play baseball at Angelo State




Matt Shannon (center), along with his family and coaches smiles before signing his letter of intent to play baseball at Angelo State University this week. Pictured next to him are: parents Joe and Tammy Shannon. Behind is his sister Kaycie. Back row: Principal Dr. Mann, Pleasanton Athletic Director Tab Dumont, Assistant Baseball Coach Bruce Schorsch, Head Baseball Coach Chris Ingram, Ryan Jaloway and JP Garcia.

Matt Shannon (center), along with his family and coaches smiles before signing his letter of intent to play baseball at Angelo State University this week. Pictured next to him are: parents Joe and Tammy Shannon. Behind is his sister Kaycie. Back row: Principal Dr. Mann, Pleasanton Athletic Director Tab Dumont, Assistant Baseball Coach Bruce Schorsch, Head Baseball Coach Chris Ingram, Ryan Jaloway and JP Garcia.

Pleasanton’s Matt Shannon signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Angelo State University this week at the high school.

Shannon’s batting average this season is .359 with 78 at bats, along with 28 hits, 25 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .564.

The senior is also a pitcher for the Eagles with a 8-0 record, .70 ERA in 40 innings pitched and 74 strikeouts.

As a catcher, Shannon has thrown out 17 of 19 attempted base stealers this season.

He played for Lights Out Baseball Academy and Cedric Harriss for three years competing all around Texas in the Texas Showcase League.

Shannon competed in the Perfect Game’s 17-U World Series in Marietta, Ga. and competed in Under Armour’s Firecracker Classic of 2012 in Jupiter, Fla.

From his exemplary performance in Jupiter, he was selected to play in the Ryan Sanders Team One Texas Showcase at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

He was also selected as the top prospect at the Jan. 6 Baseball Factory Tryout.

Shannon and the Eagles prepare to face La Vernia in their last District 28-3A game Friday night.

Pleasanton secured the district championship after a blowout win over Hawkins last week at home.


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