Jeremy Shipman was one of the all-time leading pitchers in El Dorado High School history, ranking near the top in many career statistics. In addition, Jeremy helped lead the Wildcats to a Class 5A State Championship in 1990 and the State Runner-up trophy as a senior in 1991. In all, Jeremy played baseball in El Dorado for 13 years from tee ball through Babe Ruth and then American Legion baseball in addition to being a four year letter winner for EHS.
Jeremy, a left-handed pitcher, compiled a 17-8 career record in 36 career appearances. He hurled 163.6 innings and notched 233 strikeouts and posted a career 2.36 ERA. The 17 wins, innings pitched and strikeouts all rank second in the EHS career record book.
During the championship season of 1990, Shipman led all Kansas high school pitchers with 91 strikeouts which is also the EHS single season record. He posted a 6-3 record with a 1.51 ERA in 14 appearances and 60.3 innings pitched. The 14 appearances is second on the single season record list to teammate Darrin Morrison and the innings pitched mark is third all-time. That season he was selected First Team All-AVL and Second Team 5A All-State.
As a senior in 1991, Jeremy posted a perfect 7-0 record with 82 strikeouts and 54.6 innings pitched. The 7-0 record is tied for second best all-time for EHS and the strikeouts and innings pitched rank third and fourth on the single season honor roll. Following the season, Jeremy was voted Most Valuable Player of the Ark Valley League, the only El Dorado player to ever be awarded that honor. Shipman was also named to the Kansas Baseball Coaches All-State First Team and their 5A All-State First Team and to Kansas Sports 5A All-State First Team. Jeremy had the unique privilege of starting the Inaugural KABC All Star Game coached by Brad Long.
When not pitching, Jeremy played right field and was an above average left-handed batter. In fact, Shipman's name still appears among the EHS career leaders in both RBI's and triples. As a junior, he hit .318 with 14 RBI's and 2 triples with an on base percentage of .541. His senior year, Jeremy hit cleanup and batted .328 with 18 RBI's and 3 triples with an on base percentage of .539. His runs batted in total was second on the team and he tied for first in triples.
Shipman went on to pitch at Fort Hays State University where he received all league mention. As an adult Shipman has continued his role in baseball umpiring High School and Little League baseball. He resides in the Kansas City area with his wife, Jenny, daughter, Gabriela and sons, Mason and Ryan.
- 1990 All-State 2nd Team Pitcher
- 1990 Ark Valley League 1st Team Pitcher
- 1991 All-State 1st Team Pitcher
- 1991 Ark Valley League Most Valuable Player
- 1991 Ark Valley League 1st Team Pitcher