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10   Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westfield, Mass.

High School:
Holyoke H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 195

Position:
RHP

B/T:
Right/Right


AS A SENIOR IN 2008:

  • Appeared in 13 games, all of them in relief ... Finished with a 1-2 record and one save with a 8.53 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched ... Led the team in strikeouts per nine innings (9.5).
  • Pitched one scoreless inning of relief on Senior Day vs. Fordham (5/17).
  • Hurled a scoreless frame in relief vs. Fordham (5/16).
  • Fanned three batters in 1 1/3 innings of shutout relief at Quinnipiac (5/13).
  • Recorded his first win of the season by pitched 3 2/3 innings allowing only three hits while striking out three in the third game of a weekend series against Dayton (5/4).
  • Recorded his first save of the seaon agianst Holy Cross (4/1) by pitching 3.1 scoreless innings allowing only 3 hits.
  • Has made two appearances against Arizona State (3/8) and Army (3/17).

    AS A JUNIOR IN 2007:
    Appeared in 15 games as a relief pitcher ... Finished 0-1 with a 4.71 ERA, five saves, 15 strikeouts, and only four walks in 21 innings pitched ... Shutout La Salle (4/21) over 1.1 innings, striking out two ... Nailed down the win for the Minutemen against Boston College (4/9) ... Pitched to one batter to record the save in the win over Rhode Island (4/7) ... Threw an inning of perfect relief against Holy Cross (4/3) ... Allowed only one run on three hits with two strike outs over four innings against Charlotte (3/31) ... Struck out the only batter he faced to end the game and earn him the save at Temple (3/23) ... Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings of relief vs. Northwestern (3/20) ... Tossed 1.1 perfect innings of relief at Central Florida (3/9).

    AS A SOPHOMORE 2006: Made 10 appearances, two of them starts ... Posted a 2-2 record with a 4.96 ERA in 16.1 innings pitched ... Earned the win at South Florida (3/11), pitching three innings of relief and giving up one earned run ... Gave up only one earned run in 5.1 innings to earn the win at Rollins College (3/21) ... Pitched 1.2 innings of shut out relief vs. Duquesne (4/9), allowing one hit and striking out two.

    AS A FRESHMAN 2005: Made 12 appearances for the Minutemen, including three starts ... Went 1-2 on the season, pitching 28 2/3 innings with a 8.16 ERA ... Allowed 41 hits and 18 walks ... Worked 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits with eight strikeouts in a 6-1 loss to Yale (3/13) ... Threw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to pick up his first collegiate win in a 15-10 victory over Siena (5/3) ... Pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief allowing no runs on one hit and two walks against Temple (5/7).

    BEFORE UMASS: Four year varsity starter and two year captain of the Purple Knights coached by Tom Basil ... Ace of the Knight's staff compiling a 6-2 record with three saves while posting a 1.76 ERA and 67 strikeouts ... Finished his career at Holyoke with at 14-10 record with four saves and a 1.91 ERA with 200 strikeouts and just 66 walks ... A three time All-Valley League selection and a two time All-Western Mass was selected to play in the Central Mass.-Western Mass. All- Star game in 2004... Named Most Outstanding Pitcher at Holyoke High in 2004 ... Was a tremendous football player who threw for over 4,000 yard and 40 touchdowns in his career ... Named team MVP his senior season and left Holyoke as the schools all time leading passer.

    PERSONAL: Born October 4, 1985 in Waterbury, Ct. ... Son of Joyce and Fran Smith ... Has two siblings Jackie and Corey.

    Aaron Smith's 2008 Statistics at UMass

    YEAR
    ERA
    W-L
    Saves
    APP
    GS
    CG
    SHO/CBO
    IP
    H
    R
    ER
    BB
    SO
    Opp AVG.
    2008
    8.53
    1-2
    1
    13
    0
    0
    0/0
    19.0
    30
    22
    18
    5
    20
    .345
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