2018 (Freshman Season)
1-0 with a 3.32 ERA and 12 strikeouts and five walks in 13 appearances, including one start … threw two bagels in relief work in collegiate debut against Canisius (2/16) … fanned two in 1.1 shutout innings of relief work vs. No. 15 Southern Miss (3/3) … received first collegiate win in first career start, throwing 3.2 innings and scattered six hits on two runs, one earned, with two strikeouts and one walk at UNCW (3/13) … struck out one in one scoreless inning vs. Georgetown (3/24) … retired two hitters to leave two on base in the seventh to leave two on base in B1G debut in win over Nebraska (3/31) … struck out two over 1.2 scoreless innings of relief at Iowa (4/8).
Four-year letterwinner at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy … led the Eagles to the state semifinals in 2017 … threw a perfect game in the first round of the playoffs, striking out 13 batters … first team all-city selection … selected to East/West All-Star Game … guided team to the MVC title in 2016 … also lettered two years in football as a linebacker.
Son of Joyce and Alan Smith … has three siblings, Jordan, Ian and Ryan … chemical engineer major … would like to play professional baseball after graduation or find a job in chemical engineering field … lists greatest sports thrill during senior year the night before his first playoff game, he visited his dad in the hospital who is fighting cancer and told him he would throw a perfect game and the next day he did just that, striking out 13 hitters in five innings in the playoffs.
Buckeyes Drop Series Opener vs. Indiana