2014: Served as one of the most valuable members of the Skyhawk pitching staff, ranking second on the team amongst full-time pitchers with a 4.61 ERA in 17 appearances (two starts)…Posted a 2-3 record with 60 hits allowed in 54.2 innings, striking out 45 batters against 22 walks…Ranked seventh in the Ohio Valley Conference in strikeouts per nine innings (7.41) and ranked fourth in the league in the same category (8.84) in OVC games only…Posted a 36:11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 36.2 frames in OVC play…Was named adidas OVC Pitcher of the Week on May 12 after tossing 7.1 shutout innings and allowing only three hits (all singles) and striking out a career-best 12 batters in relief at Austin Peay on May 10…Had seven appearances with zero earned runs allowed…Conceded only three home runs…Held the opposition to a .200 batting average (13-for-65) with two outs in the inning…Named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2013: Closed out the season as one of the most trusted options on the mound, making 15 appearances with two starts (at Ole Miss on Feb. 20, against Morehead State on April 19)...Was responsible for a 4.40 ERA in 43 innings with 44 hits allowed...Accounted for a 2.95 ERA over his final 13 appearances of the season...Stepped up and pitched a career-long 7.1 innings with a career-high seven strikeouts and only two earned runs allowed against Morehead State on April 19...Accumulated seven appearances with zero earned runs allowed...Had 10 appearances where he pitched two or more innings...Fanned two-plus batters in 10 different appearances...Limited the opposition to a .212 batting average (11-for-52) with two outs in the inning...Named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012: Was a versatile option for the Skyhawks, making 16 appearances (including seven starts)...Earned the second-annual Tom Walter College Baseball Insipiration Award presented by CollegeBaseballInsider.com...Won his first three decisions on the mound, finishing the season tied for second on the team with three victories...Picked up a win in his collegiate debut (four shutout innings, one hit allowed) against Butler on Feb. 25...Also notched victories against Christian Brothers on March 20 (three shutout innings, one hit allowed) and against OVC rival Tennessee Tech on March 25 (five innings, two runs, career-high five strikeouts)...Had seven multi-strikeout and six shutout appearances...Closed out the season with four scoreless appearances in his final five outings...Named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.
BEFORE UTM: Came to UT Martin from Parkway West High School, the alma mater of former Skyhawk pitcher and 2013 Major League Baseball draftee Dan Tobik...In 2011 under head coach Jeff Chazen, he posted a 1-1 record in six games (five starts - including one complete game)...Posted a 3.23 ERA in 26 innings, fanning 30 batters against 14 walks while limiting opponents to a .250 batting average...Enjoyed a standout junior campaign for the Longhorns, starting a team-high eight of the team's 21 games on the mound - sporting a 4-3 overall record with a team-best 4.23 ERA...Tallied a team-high 37 strikeouts (compared to just 13 walks) in 41.1 innings for a 2.85 strikeout-to-walk ratio...Was especially tough in league games, going 2-1 with a 2.83 ERA in 17.1 innings.
PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 4, 1992...Son of Julie and Larry Smith...Has five siblings: Taylor, Carolyn, Andrew, Allison and Colleen...Majoring in sport management.