Teams return to action Saturday at 3 pm
Winthrop is Coastal Carolina's most common opponent, meeting on 120 previous occasions
Chants play West Virginia at 1:30 pm and Marrshall at 8:30 pm Saturday
Chants host Wichita State Sunday at 2 pm and Monday at 4 pm
CCU and Pitt will play a Sunday doubleheader with first pitch set for 11 am
2013 Blacksburg Regional: Coastal Carolina vs. Virginia Tech
2013 Coastal Carolina Baseball vs. James Madison (Feb. 17, 2013)
2012 NCAA Columbia Regional vs. Clemson Game 5 (June 3 | Carolina Stadium)
Ranked 48th by Baseball America and 51st by CollegeBaseballDaily.com on their respective 2014 preseason top 100 college baseball players lists ... His career 2.59 ERA ranks seventh on the CCU all-time list and sixth-best in the school's Division I era ... Earned Dean's list in the Fall of 2013.
Summer 2013: Listed as the 24th top prospect from the Cape Cod League by Baseball America and 32nd bt PerfectGame.org ... Was 2-0 with 2.82 ERA in nine starts in the 2013 Cape Cod Summer League (36.0 IP, 44 Ks) ... 37 Cape Cod regular-season strikeouts ranked 5th (tied) in the league ... Was 0-0 in 2 playoff starts in the Cape with a 1.22 ERA, 9 Ks in 7.1 innings.
2013 (So): Named first team All-Big South ... In the NCAA stats, ranked 39th in games started (16), 86th in ERA (2.23), 87th in fewest hits allowed per nine innings (7.09) and 110th in strikeouts (83) ... Ranked fourth in the Big South with 83 strikeouts (92.2 innings), fifth in ERA (2.23) and sixth in opponent batting average (.219) ... Finished the season 5-4 with 2.23 ERA, striking out 83 with 53 walks ... In league play, was 2-1 in eight starts with 2.36 ERA, 45 strikeouts in 49.2 innings and .176 opponent batting average which was second-best in the conference ... Did not receive great offensive support as he did not figure in the decision in five games which he allowed only one earned run and he allowed one or zero earned runs in nine of his 16 starts ... Most notably, he pitched 7.1 innings of one-hit, one-run baseball with a career-high 12 strikeouts versus Gardner-Webb, but he would not get the win ... Also, at Winthrop, he pitched 7.1 innings, scattering five hits and allowing two runs (one earned) but got a no decision ... Would not factor in the decision when he struck out nine over 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, in a 15-inning, two-day affair with Radford ... Early in the year, he struck out nine in a win over Ohio State and followed that with a win over Michigan, pitching a total of 11.1 scoreless innings over the two games.
2012 (Fr.): Started the season as the #3 weekend starter ... Moved to the bullpen at Gardner-Webb (April 7) and went 2-1 (one loss came as a starter in the NCAA Regional) with three saves and a 2.17 ERA in 29.0 innings ... In those 14 relief appearances, he allowed 19 hits and eight runs (seven earned) with 13 walks and 35 strikeouts ... Earned his first collegiate win, pitching 4.2 scoreless innings in relief against The Citadel ... Despite allowing two runs and two walks over 2.0 innings, Smith struck out five to earn win number two in the first game of the High Point DH ... Entered the Clemson game (4/24) with CCU leading 10-7 in the ninth with two runners on base, he would record a strikeout, weak fly out and strikeout to earn his first collegiate save ... Pitched well in his two relief appearances at Liberty ... In game one, struck out the only batter he faced ... In game three, retired all three batters he faced ... Was dominant in getting the save versus Winthrop (5/11) ... Pitched four shutout innings without allowing a hit or a walk and striking out six ... Posted six K's for the second consecutive outing, throwing 3.1 innings at College of Charleston ... Got the save in the Big South championship game versus Liberty ... Entered the championship game with runners on first and second and one out ... He got a fly out and, after running the count full, got a strikeout swinging to end the contest ... At the NCAA Columbia Regional versus Clemson (6/3), started and pitched 4.1 innings, allowing six hits and four runs with two walks and five strikeouts ... Named to the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Texas Sports Writers Association second team All-State pick as a pitcher and honorable mention All-State as a first baseman ... Also a second team All-State honoree by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association ... Helped Rider High to the state title ... Selected the Player of the State Championship Game as the winning pitcher ... Named to the UIL 4A State Championship All-Tournament team as a first baseman ... Selected to play for Team Texas in the Heartland Classic ... District 4-4A Pitcher of the Year ... Was 12-2 on the mound with a 1.47 ERA and a school-record 160 strikeouts, versus 39 walks, in 90.2 innings pitched ... Had a school-record 16 Ks versus Dumas HS ... Had 11 complete games, including five shutouts ... Offensively, batted .366 with 44 RBI, seven doubles, four triples and two home runs ... As a junior, helped the Raiders to the state semifinal ... Named first team All-District as a first baseman ... Batted .350 with 18 RBI ... Was 3-0 pitching with a 1.00 ERA, striking out four in nine innings ... As a sophomore, named first team All-District as a pitcher, also being named to the Red River Diamond Dozen squad ... Was 7-3 with a 1.49 ERA ... Struck out 31 in 56.1 innings, allowing just seven walks.