9 J.J. Shimko
9 J.J. Shimko
Height: 6-1
Weight: 220
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: L/L
Last School: Mandarin HS

2015: Appeared in 35 games as either an outfielder or pinch hitter...Hit .190 with 20 hits, a double, five RBI and 12 runs scored in 105 at-bats...Was 1-for-2 in stolen base attempts...Had five multi-hit games including two games with three hits...Drove in a career-high three runs against Saint Joseph's (Feb. 28)...

Before USC Upstate
: Four-year letterwinner in baseball and football at Mandarin High School … Named to the 2014 Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-District Team … Selected to the 2014 Florida Athletic Coaches Association North All Star Team … Was named to the 2014 Perfect Game All-American Team.

Personal: Born October 10, 1995 in Jacksonville, Fla. … Son of Michael Shimko and Stacy Hathaway … His father played football at Wofford … Has two brothers and one sister … Majoring in exercise science … His favorite food is chicken wings … Favorite movie is “Rocky” … Favorite TV show is “Prison Break” … Favorite musical group is AER … Favorite season is summer … Favorite sports figure is Blake Bortles … Favorite quote is “If you ain’t first, you’re last” … His dream job is to become a physical therapist.