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Josh Smith
Josh Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Athens, Ga.

High School:
Clarke Central HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
SS/OF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/R

2005 (Senior): Appeared in 34 games, with 33 starts (31-SS, 2-3B)...Batted .224-0-4 overall and 167-0-1 in the SEC...Moved into the leadoff spot from game 11 (Ga. State) to game 26 (#8 USC) and hit .309 (17-for-55) with 15 runs scored, 9 BB, 2 HPB and 4 RBI in that stretch...Hit .500 (4-for-7) with 3 RBI in Louisville series...Missed the final 15 games of the season due to an illness...Fielded .930 with 11 errors in 157 total chances... Named one of six team captains.

2004 (Junior): Veteran award-winning third baseman...Batted .314 with three home runs and 40 RBI in 67 games including 65 starts...Named to the ABCA All-South Region Second Team...Tied for the team-high in hits with 82 and second in doubles with 16...Hit a team-leading .363-0-20 in SEC action, starting all 30 games...Batted .326-2-8 in the NCAA post-season...Named to the NCAA Athens Regional All-Tournament team after hitting .412 (7-for-17) with two home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored...Hit .235 (4-for-16) with five runs scored and two RBI at the College World Series.

2003 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 55 games with 51 starts (38-LF, 12-SS, 1-RF)....Batted .338-1-26 overall and team-best .321-0-9 in SEC games...Posted a .959 Fielding Percentage in the outfield (69 PO, 2 A, 3 E) and .904 at shortstop (19 PO, 28 A, 5 E)...Hit safely in 42 of 55 games played including team-best 13-game hitting streak from mid-March into April, batting .468 in this stretch...Big game in 10-3 win over #10 Ga. Tech at Turner Field, going 3-for-4 with a diving catch in left field...Hit lone home run of season in 8-4 win @ #4 Ga. Tech on April 23...Tied career-high with 3-hit game, 2R in 10-4 win @ #22 Arkansas...Batted .545 (6-11) in series with #9 Auburn...Made 3 of 8 errors on year in a start at shortstop on throws vs. William & Mary in 6-5 win...Went 2-4, career-high 4 RBI vs. Gardner-Webb on Feb. 15.

2002 (Freshman):
Appeared in 18 games, 6 starts (SS) including all four in the NCAA Atlanta Regional...Hit .417-1-2 overall in 24 at bats...Named to NCAA Atlanta Regional All-Tournament team after batting .462 (6-for-13), 4R, 2B, HR and 2 RBI in four starts plus only one error in 23 total chances...Saw action in four SEC games including against Miss. State at the SEC Tournament but only 3 SEC at bats overall...Started and went 1-3 in debut against Arm. Atlantic St. on Feb. 24...Went 2-3, 2B in start vs. Tenn. Tech...Drew a BB in only appearance against Atlanta Braves.

High School: Clarke Central where he played for Eric McCraine...A three-year letterman...As a senior, he batted .480 with seven home runs and 40 RBI in 30 games...Also recorded a 10-1 mark with an 0.84 ERA, collecting two saves and 111 strikeouts...Team went 26-4 and finished as the Region 8 champions...Batted .385 with five home runs and 28 RBI as a junior...Also compiled a 5-4 record with a 3.08 ERA collecting five saves and 30 strikeouts...Played summer baseball with the East Cobb Yankees who went on to win the 2001 AABC Connie Mack World Series.

Personal: Born Sept. 7, 1982...Son of Tim and Kate Smith...Major: Sports Studies

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