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Sheldon McDonald - photo by Skye Chilton

Sheldon started the 2013 season with the Daytona Beach Cubs of the Class A Florida State League. He moved to the Kane County Cougars of the Class A Midwest League. We had 18 appearances with the Cubs, had a record of 0-1, 3.68 ERA, He had 17 appearances for the Cougars, went 2-0, 2.41 ERA, with 27 K. MILB Stats

Sheldon's team for 2012 was the Peoria Chiefs of the Class A Midwest League. He had a record of 1-3, 1.89 ERA, 62 IP (all in relief), and 57 strikeouts.

A left-hand pitcher from Spruce Grove, AB, Sheldon was drafted in the 33rd round by the Cubs in 2011. His first assignment was with the Cubs of the rookie Arizona League. He pitched 8 innings for the AZL Cubs, had a record of 0-0, 2.25 ERA, and 9 strikeouts. He then went to the Boise Hawks of the Northwest League, pitched 11 innings, had a record of 0-0, 4.91 ERA, 7 strikeouts, and only 2 bases on balls.

Sheldon was 7-2, 1.46 ERA, with 55 strikeouts in 55 2/3 innings pitched in 2011, his Senior year with the Thunderbirds. He had eight starts, walked only 13. His ERA was the lowest for UBC starters.

He had 12 starts and two relief appearances for the Thunderbirds in 2010. His record was 9-2, 2.94 ERA, with 65 strikeouts.

Sheldon transferred to UBC after pitching for two years for Division I Northeastern University in Boston. His record for 2008 was 9-2, 2.86 ERA, and 72 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings pitched. He was named to the Colonial Conference All-Conference team as a reliever. He played for Team Canada during the Summers of 2008 (World University Games) and 2009 (World Baseball Challenge). He played for the Junior National Team earlier. He also played for the Edmonton Prospects of the WMBL during the Summer of 2009, and had a record of 1-0, 1.37 ERA, and 23 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings pitched.

He pitched a no-hitter for Team Canada at the 2010 Grand Forks International tournament.

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