Shelby Ford

Shelby  Ford


Fort Worth, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180






Garciaparra Headlines First Pitch Banquet

Event set for Feb. 7 at the Omni


Pair of Freshmen Honored By Louisville Slugger

Duo are named Freshmen All-Americans

2005 (Sophomore): Earned first-team All-Conference USA... played in 56 games, starting 54... split time between third base (23) and second base (31)... led the team in batting average, finishing the season with a .370 average... recorded a career-high 78 base hits and stole a team-leading 12 bases... drew a team-high 28 base on balls... was hit by the pitch 18 times, setting a new TCU career record for hit-by-pitch... legged out a team-high three triples... stroked 17 doubles and seven home runs... scored a team-high 64 runs... had a .479 on-base percentage and a .578 slugging percentage... hit safely in 40 of 56 games... reached base in 50 of 56 games... had 24 multi-hit contests... had nine multiple-RBI contests... hit .375 in conference play with nine doubles, one triple and six home runs... drew 15 walks and struck out only 13 times... opened the season on a four game hitting streak, hitting .667 (10-for-15) with six runs driven in... strong week earned him C-USA Hitter of the Week Honors on Feb. 14... had a tough series against Florida Atlantic, collecting one hit over the weekend... got back on track against Sam Houston State on Feb. 22... went 4-for--5 with his first home run of the season and four runs driven in to start a four-game hit streak... following the streak went into a slump that saw him go 2-for-25 over an eight-game stretch... broke out of the slump with a home run against Southern Miss to start a season-long seven-game hit streak that went from March 18-26... hit .468 (15-for-32)... was 3-for-4 against UTA with three runs scored before straining a hamstring that caused him to miss seven starts... pinch-hit twice in those seven games... was 0-for-2... was 1-for-8 in first two games back from the injury... heated up with a 4-for-5 day at the plate in the second game of a doubleheader against Charlotte on April 23... became the first player in TCU history to hit for the cycle, accomplishing the feat on May 8 against Cincinnati... had a strong C-USA Tournament... hit .500 (5-for-10) with seven runs scored... was lights-out with a runner on third and less than two outs, hitting .909 (10-for-11)... hit .414 in RBI opportunities... tore up right-handers to the tune of a .393 average... had 13 two-out RBIs.

2004 Summer League: Played for the Coppell Copperheads... appeared in only 13 games for the Copperheads, starting 12... earned a spot on the Texas Collegiate League all-star team... batted .375 in the wood-bat league.

2004 (Freshman): Earned Freshman all-American honors from Baseball America and Louisville Slugger... named to the Conference USA all-Freshmen Team... was also selected as a second-team all-conference performer... played in and started every game except for one... started 47 games at third, 14 at short and two as a designated hitter... finished the season with a .301 batting average... lead the Frogs and ranked fifth in C-USA with 16 home runs... finished second on the team with 56 runs driven in... second on the team with 66 runs scored and 18 hit-by-pitch... had 23 multi-hit games and 12 multiple-RBI games... hit safely in 46 of 64 contests... reached base in 60 games, including the first 28 of the season... stole six bases in eight attempts... third on the team with 28 bases on balls... was lights out with a runner on third and less than two outs, hit .667 (10-15) in that situation... hit .299 in Conference USA action... tied for the team lead with 31 RBIs in C-USA games... had hit streaks of eight (twice) and nine games... collected first collegiate hit against Dallas Baptist on Feb. 5... first career home run was a three-run shot against the Patriots on Feb. 7... had an outstanding Southwest Diamond Classic, hit .583 (7-12) with eight runs scored earning all-Tournament honors... hit the game-winning home run against Texas Tech on Feb. 27... drove in a career-high six runs with two home runs against the Red Raiders on Feb. 29... drove in four runs with second-multiple home run game on March 8 against Houston... scored a career-high four runs against Memphis on March 20... had back-to-back three-RBI games against Southern Miss (April 4) and Cincinnati (April 9)... saw season-long nine-game hit streak during which he hit .419 (13-31) come to an end on April 3... hit the game-winning home run against USF in extra innings on April 17... had third multi-home run game against Louisville on April 30... slumped in the last two weeks of the regular season, was 3-34 (.088) over a ten-game span... had seven hits and drove in five runs in the Conference USA Tournament... named to the NCAA Austin Regional Tournament team as he hit .384 (5-13) in three games... 10 of his 16 home runs came with runners on... team was 10-6 when he hit a home run.

High School: As a freshman at Southwest Christian School he earned Freshman of the Year honors... also named Fort Worth Star-Telegram Freshman of the Year... was an all-district short stop each of his four years of high school... earned all-state honorable mention as a freshman... named first-team all-state as a sophomore, junior and senior... named Co-District MVP as a sophomore... named Newcomer of the Year as a junior at Southwest High School... named offensive MVP his junior and senior year... named first-team all-Metro-plex as a senior... played in the THSBCA all star game as a senior.... named to the all-Tarrant County first team... owns high school records for hits, doubles, triples, RBI, runs scored, hit by pitches and home runs.

Personal: Full name is Shelby Michael Ford... born December 15, 1984... only son of Paula and Mike Ford... major is undecided.

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