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2016 Non Public "A" and Greater Newark Tournament Champions!

The Seton Hall Prep Baseball program began competing in the early 1900's, and continues to gain notoriety around the nation for on field successes, talent produced, and culture of discipline and dedication. Currently, all three levels of the program (F, JV, V) play in the Super Essex Conference. Baseball is a spring sport, competing from early March through June. The SHP Baseball program has a new home with the completion of the Kelly Athletic Complex, equipped with two fields adjacent to one another.

The Baseball program has won numerous titles, including 16 Greater Newark Tournament titles, 5 Super Essex Conference titles since its inception in 2010 and a remarkable 30 state titles. In 2016, the Pirates added GNT and state championship to the program's storied history posting a 28-3 record. The Pirates finished ranked #1 in New Jersey for the 6th time in program history. They also finished the season ranked #20 in the country by USA Today. This is the 10th time in program history that they were nationally ranked at the end of the season and in 2007 they finished #1 in the country. SHP Baseball has produced numerous professional and collegiate stars, most notably 2007 graduate Rick Porcello, who currently pitches for the Boston Red Sox.

2016 MSG Varsity Year in Review: New Jersey Baseball


2021 Schedule

 

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Head Coach

Mike Sheppard Jr.

Full Bio

Coach Mike Sheppard Jr. is one of the most respected coaches in New Jersey, coming from a lineage of baseball coaches who have served at both Seton Hall Prep and Seton Hall University. With a career record of 718-193-4 (.784), his teams have won 12 Iron Hills Conference/ Iron Division Titles, 5 Super Essex Conference – American Division Titles, 14 Greater Newark Tournament titles, 10 Non- Public “A” North state titles, and 7 Non-Public “A” state titles. His teams have finished the season nationally ranked in USA Today 10 times, ranked #1 in NJ by the Start Ledger 6 times and #1 in Essex County by the Star Ledger 19 times. Coach Shep is only the 5th coach in NJ high school baseball to reach the 700 career victories milestone. He has sent players to over 35 different Division I baseball programs. He has coached 14 players that have gone on to play professional baseball, including #1 draft choice of the Detroit Tigers, Rick Porcello (current starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox), Joe Martinez (who played for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks), and Nick Christiani (Cincinnati Reds). Mike has been inducted into four Halls of Fame, including Seton Hall University (1991), Newark, NJ (1995), Seton Hall Prep (2005) and the NJSIAA (2006). Among his national honors are the American Baseball Coaches Association Region 2 and National Coach of the Year (2003, 2007), Head Coach of the East Squad in the Inaugural All American High School Baseball Game played at Montclair State University in 2003, Head Coach of the East squad in the 5th Annual AFLAC All American High School Baseball Game at San Diego State University. Mike is also the Camp Director at Mike Sheppard’s Hustlers Baseball Camp since 1986.  


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Varsity: Roster | Schedule

JV: Roster | Schedule

Freshman: Roster | Schedule

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