A transfer from Kansas City Community College who was an all-conference performer during his sophomore season ... is expected to compete for a starting job behind the plate ... an excellent defensive catcher who won the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and Region VI "Gold Glove Award" as a sophomore ... he made only three errors in 277 (.989) chances behind the plate ... an excellent hitter ... played in 99 career games at Kansas City CC and hit .392 (136-for-347) with 11 home runs and 83 RBI ... led the team in hitting, at-bats, total hits and doubles as a sophomore in 2007.
SOPHOMORE (2007 - Kansas City CC):
Played in 55 games, starting 54 ... helped the Blue Devils to a 38-20 record, including a 22-14 mark and a second place finish in the Jayhawk Community College Conference's Eastern Division ... hit .385 (75-for-195) with 10 home runs and 52 RBI ... led the team in hitting, at-bats, total hits and doubles (18) ... ranked second on the team with 10 home runs and 52 RBI ... a First-Team All-KJCCC selection ... earned the KJCCC and Region VI "Gold Glove Award" for stellar defensive play ... made only three errors (.989) in 277 chances behind the plate.
FRESHMAN (2006 - Kansas City CC):
Helped the team to a 30-18 record, including a 23-13 mark and a third-place finish in KJCCC's Eastern Division ... appeared in 44 games and made 43 starts ... hit .401 (61-for-152) with one home run and 32 RBI ... also added eight doubles ... made only three errors (.984) in 183 chances behind the plate.
A 2005 graduate of Liberty (Mo.) High School where he was a three-year starter for Coach Kirk Bragg ... was a two-time all-conference selection as prep catcher.
Full name is Michael Paul Sharp ... son of Bill and Mary Kay Sharp ... has four siblings, Michelle, Billy, Elizabeth and Brian.