Baseball's Senior Day, Season Finale Spoiled by Nebraska Rally
Pitching Quartet Combines for One-Hitter in Baseball Win over IPFW
Postgame Notes: Michigan 4, IPFW 2
Highlights from Tuesday's 6-1 loss to Coastal Carolina.
Fifth-Year Senior (2012)... Made his first appearance of the season against Ohio State (March 2), striking out two in two-thirds of an inning ... Had a strikeout in the win over IPFW (March 24) ...
Senior (2011)... ... Appeared in two games on the mound for the Wolverines ... Did not pitch after Feb. 26 and earned a redshirt in 2011 ... Struck out three and allowed just one hit in 2.1 innings of work against St. Johns (Feb. 19) in the BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge ... Went two innings and did not allow a hit vs. Rutgers (Feb. 26).
Junior (2010)... ... Made nine appearances, including two starts, on the mound for Michigan ... Threw 1.2 scoreless innings of relief, striking out two at Florida Gulf Coast (March 3) ... Struck out a season high five batters in 2.1 innings vs. Lipscomb (March 13).
Sophomore (2009)... Made 15 appearances, including eight starts, on the hill for Michigan ... Compiled a 6-5 record with a 4.50 ERA... Struck out 44 and walked 19 over 50.0 innings... Earned this win on first start against Cincinnati (Feb 21)... Went 5.0 innings while striking out a season-best nine and only give up one run... Picked up his second win against Siena #2 (Mar 7)... Struck out eight and gave up two runs on four hits and two walks... Earned fifth win of the season against Western Michigan (May 5)... Gave up no runs over 6.0 innings of work... Final win of season featured six strikeouts and no earned runs over 5.0 innings...
Freshman (2008) ... Made 15 appearances including 8 starts... Posted a 5-1 recorded with a 4.40 ERA in 43.0 IP... Recorded first win against Presbyterian (3/14) in a quality start (7.0 IP/1 ER)... Final appearance of the season was against Northwestern (3/17) where he went 2.0 innings... His ERA of 4.40 was fifth best on the team... Five wins on the year ranked fourth among Wolverines... Ranked fourth among Michigan pitchers with 43.0 IP... Eight starts was fourth most by a Wolverine pitcher... Gave up only 1 HR on the season (3/1 vs. Hawai'i)... Wolverines were 6-2 in his 8 starts.
Prep ... Honor roll student all four years ... National Honor Society ... ranked No. 204 by Perfect Game Top 300 Prospects in junior season ... first team all-district, San Antonio/Austin as a pitcher ... preseason all-area pitcher ... All-Texas Region honorable mention by Rawlings/Perfect Game ... 67th top pitcher by Perfect Game in summer of 2006 ... 6-3 with 1.80 ERA, 85 strikeouts in 75 innings as a senior ... hit .320 with three homers 35 RBI while seeing first base action ... 15 strikeouts in seven innings vs. Houston Heat in 2006 ... Summer Ball ... Had 3-1 record with 25 strikeouts in 30 innings for TASBA Grays (Texas All Star Baseball Academy) coached by Pat Reid.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Sociology/political science major... born 3-22-89 in Austin, Texas ... comes from athletic family ... father, Casey Smith, played football at University of Texas and signed as free agent with Atlanta Falcons; uncles Ted and Kevin played football at Texas A&M; grandfather Lynn Smith played basketball at Texas A&M and at Houston; cousin Lauren Smith played volleyball at Texas A&M Corpus Christi ... most famous people met include NFL quarterback Vince Young ... favorites include ... book - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest; movie - Super Troopers; team - San Diego Padres; food - pizza; musical artist - Kings of Leon ... enjoys video games ... selected Michigan because of "education and athletic program" ... greatest sports memory is turning unassisted triple play in Little League ... good luck superstition is keeping same routines.
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