Ben Smith Listed 51st on CollegeBaseballDaily.com Top 100
Dec. 17, 2013
Smith earned first team All-Big South honors and played an important part of Coastal's success in the 2013 season. As part of the starting rotation, the southpaw made 16 starts and pitched a team-best 92.2 innings. Smith posted a 5-4 record with a 2.23 ERA as he helped the Chanticleers reach a seventh straight NCAA Regional. Smith also led the team with 83 strikeouts and held opponents to a .219 batting average. In league play, Smith was 2-1 in eight starts with a 2.36 ERA and .176 opponent batting average.
During the 2013 summer, Smith competed in the prestigious Cape Cod League where he was a member of the Cotuit Kettleers. During his time there, Smith made seven starts and totaled 28.2 innings as he helped the Kettleers to a 25-18 record. Smith went 2-0 with a 2.82 ERA and a team-high 35 strikeouts while showing a great command of the zone by walking just 11 batters.