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5 Mitchell Shifflett
Mitchell  Shifflett


Midlothian, Va.

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6-1 / 180




'Hoos Have Holes to Fill as Fall Ball Begins

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Summer Baseball Update

Former Cavaliers play summer baseball

• Appeared in 50 games, with 27 starts in CF
• Was 9-for-10 in stolen base attempts
• Scored game-winning run in 11th inning against William and Mary (2/22)
• Went 4-for-10, scored twice in Virginia Tech series (3/9-11)
• Went 3-for-7 with RBI and two runs scored in Florida State series (3/17-19)
• Went 2-for-2 with two runs scored against Clemson (3/24)
• Had career-high three hits in six at bats, including two doubles, in second game versus Towson (3/28)
• Hit one-out double and scored winning run in 11th inning of win over Radford (4/24)
• Stole pair of bases as pinch runner in Miami series (4/28-30); hit two-run single in final game of series
• Scored a run and stole a base in two appearances as a pinch runner at the ACC tournament (5/24-26)


• Appeared in 51 games, starting five in center field
• Fastest player on team (9-for-9 in SB attempts)
• Appeared as pinch runner in bottom of ninth inning of game three of super regional against UC Irvine and scored game-tying run
• Recorded hit and RBI in his only at bat of NCAA Charlottesville Regional (6/5)
• Went 2-for-3 with two runs and RBI in win over NC State (4/24)
• Tallied his first career double in only plate appearance at Georgia Tech, scoring a run
• Went 2-for-3 in first career start against Niagara (3/2)

• Hit .494 with 37 runs scored and 18 RBI as senior
• Stole 37 bases in 38 attempts in 2010
• Was an All-Dominion District, All-Central Region and All-State honoree as senior
• Named 2010 Richmond Times Dispatch All-Metro Player of Year
• 2009 all-district and all-region selection
• Four-year All-Academic honoree
• Recipient of 2010 Rawlings Gold Glove
• Named to 2010 Rawlings All-Region Team
• Member of 2009 Rawlings Preseason All-American second team
• Member of Bo Jackson Five Tool Challenge
• In 2009, ran the all-time best 60-yard time ever recorded at a Perfect Game event (6.11)
• Won WWBA World Championship with Richmond Braves in 2008
• Earned WWBA 16U Championship MVP Award
• USA Baseball 16U National Trials invitee
• Coached by Tim Lowery at Cosby High
• Also ran indoor and outdoor track for two years and played volleyball his freshman year
• Two-time all-state honoree in both indoor and outdoor track
• Twice earned all-region honors in outdoor track and notched all-region distinction in indoor track in 2009
• 2009 Central Regional Runner of Year
• Personal best in 100m dash was 10.66, which is 25th-best time in Virginia in last 10 years; also ran a 22.03 in 200 meters
• Personal bests in indoor track were 6.11 in 55 meters and 35.81 in 300 meters
• Member of National Honor Society
• Four-year honoree on Distinguished Honor Roll
• Four-time Cosby High School Male Student-Athlete of the Year
• Earned President's Education Award and Governor's Award for Early College Scholars

• Parents are Steve and Lisa Shifflett
• Has two brothers, Myles and Martin
• Enjoys soccer, guitar, reading and fishing



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