Fresno State: (2007) Appeared in 25 games making 15 starts ... tall right hander who has the ability to throw in the range of 92 to 95 mph fastball ... recorded a 4.74 ERA with a 7-6 record in 93.0 innings striking out 94 batters and allowing just 32 walks ... very consistent towards the end of the season ... struck out 11 batters for a season and career- high in a game against New Mexico State ... recorded nine strikeouts twice in a game vs. Louisiana Tech May 13 and at San Jose State May 26 ... First-team All-WAC ... NCAA San Diego Regional All-Tournament Team.
Fresno State: (2006) Made 12 appearances and one start last season ... Originally recruited as a shortstop, but moved to middle relief ... Picked up his only win of the season against Binghamton ... Drafted in the 34th round of the 2005 MLB draft ... Pitched in 15.0 innings and allowed 17 hits, 18 runs, 15 errors and 16 strikeouts ... Had an ERA of 9.00 last season.
Dana Hills HS: Two year letterwinner in baseball ... played shortstop and started pitching just last year ... hit .460 as a senior and struck out 72 batters ... team MVP in 2005 ... named to the Orange Country All-Star team ... 1st-team all-league ... drafted in the 29th round by the Baltimore Orioles.
Personal: Tanner Ross Scheppers was born Jan. 17, 1987 in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... parents are David and Ann Scheppers ... father works as an accountant and mother is an interior designer ... hobbies include body-boarding and video games ... favorite athlete is Ichiro ... enjoys the rush of being under pressure situations in games ... admires his parents for their hard-working attitude ... chose Fresno State because of the supporting environment.