Selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 36th round of the 2005 MLB Draft
2005 Summer League:
Played for the Texas Collegiate League's Weatherford Wranglers... selected to play in the TCL Future's Game at Ameriquest Field in Arlington... had a 4-2 record in eight appearances... stared five contests... had a 3.74 ERA in 33.2 innings pitched... struck out 35 batters.
Made 28 appearances out of the bullpen... compiled 34 innings pitched... finished with a 5.56 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record... recorded three saves... racked up 49 strikeouts, but walked 30... held opponents to a .202 batting average... struggled in his first outing of the season against Utah on Feb. 13... gave up four runs on three hits in one inning of work... settled in and picked up three straight scoreless outings, all coming in the Florida Atlantic series... faced five batters in an 11-10 win over FAU on February 18, striking out four of them en route to his first save of the season... picked up second save in one inning against Dallas Baptist allowing just one unearned run on one hit... surrendered two runs on two hits in 2.2 innings of work against Manhattan on March 4... struck out a season-high five batters... pitched a scoreless inning of relief against Texas Tech on March 8... was tagged for the loss at Baylor on March 15... struggled with his control, walking four batters and allowing three runs on just one hit in three innings of work... rebounded to throw seven scoreless innings spanning six appearances from March 20 to April 10... earned third save of the season on April 1... retired the only batter he faced... had a rough outing against Oklahoma on April 12... surrendered four runs (three earned) on three hits in an inning of work... picked up his second loss of the season at Charlotte on April 23... gave up a run on two hits in 0.1 innings of work... earned his lone win of the season on May 8 at Cincinnati... went three innings allowing two runs on two hits in Frogs come-from-behind victory... didn't allow a hit or run in his next four appearances spanning four innings... was touched for six runs (four earned) in 2.1 innings of work by Stanford in the NCAA Waco Regional... struck out five in final outing of the season... held righties to a .176 batting average... combined to shutout four opponents.
San Jacinto J.C.: Named to the 2004 NJCAA Division I Baseball Championship all-Tournament team as an outfielder... also selected to the 2004 Region XVI all-conference team... hit .380 with 18 home runs last season... also pitched 19 innings, picking up five saves to go along with a 2.30 ERA.
Texas: Spent two seasons with the Longhorns... redshirted as a freshman... saw limited action as a redshirt freshman.
Lamar High School: Was an all-district performer all four years of high school... was the team MVP... had the fourth highest batting average in Houston in 2001... hit 12 home runs in his senior campaign and 40 in his career... was also an outstanding pitcher, compiling a 6-1 record.
Personal: Full name is Shawn Berry Benton Ferguson... he is the son of Jerry and Jennifer Ferguson... born on January 12, 1983... does not have any brothers or sisters... majoring in advertising/public relations.