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Matt Smith

Matt  Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milan, Ga.

High School:
Dodge County

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 229

Position:
OF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R

2010: Appeared in 58 games, drawing the start in all 58 games played ... Missed five games due to injury ... Played RF, 1B and DH ... Hit .348 with 12 home runs, 54 RBI and 63 runs scored ... Led the team in batting average, RBI and runs scored ... Tied for the team lead in home runs with Matt Snyder ... Also tallied a team-leading 78 hits, 14 doubles and 36 walks ... Went 3-for-3 in steal attempts ... Posted 19 multiple-hit games and a team-leading 17 multiple-RBI games ... Posted nine games with three hits or more, including four games with four-hit performances ... Turned in his best hitting performance against Southern Miss (4/20) when he went 4-for-4 with three RBI, two runs scored, a double and a home run ... Held a career-long 18 game hit streak (3/9 - 4/16), tying for fifth on the all-time list with T.Y. Gunter (1974) ... Drove in all three runs in a 3-2 win over No. 9 Arkansas (5/8), going 3-for-4 with a run scored and a home run ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Started all three games of the Regional, at first base in both games against St. John's (6/4, 6/6) and in right field against No. 1 Virginia (6/5) ... Went 2-for-5 with two RBI against the top-ranked Cavaliers ... Went 4-for-6 with three runs scored and an RBI against St. John's in the final game of the season ...

2009: Played in all 64 games on the season, drawing the start in each game at first base ... Hit .336 for the season with 15 doubles, two triples and eight home runs with a .521 slugging percentage ... The eight home runs tied with freshman DH Matt Snyder for the team lead ... Tallied a team-leading 59 RBI and scored 52 runs ... Drew 30 walks and seven hit by pitch as he posted a .421 on base percentage ... His 78 hits was second on the team ... Posted 20 multiple-hit games and 13 multiple-RBI games ... Turned in one of his best performances against Vermont (3/7) when he went 3-for-4 with four RBI, three runs scored and two home runs ... Came up big again against Jackson State (3/31) with a 3-for-4 night with four RBI, two runs scored and a home run ... Went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI against Kentucky in a big weekend ... Hit 7-for-12 with three runs scored and two RBI for the series ... Had another big weekend at Auburn (5/1 - 5/3) as he went 6-for-12 with four walks, five RBI, four runs scored and a home run on the weekend ... Posted two hits in each game of the series at Auburn ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI at No. 16 Arkansas (5/15) ... NCAA REGIONAL: Started all four games at first base ... Went 5-for-16 with six RBI, four runs scored and a home run for the weekend ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored against Western Kentucky (6/1) in the Regional Championship game ... NCAA SUPER REGIONAL: Started all three games at first base against No. 5 Virginia ... Went 1-for-6 in the opening game against UVA (6/5) with a walk-off home run in the 12th inning to grab the win ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the final game of the series against the Cavs (6/7) ...

2008: Appeared in 61 games, drawing 60 starts on the season ... Hit .283 as he tallied 40 RBI and 39 runs scored ... Came up with 11 doubles, a triple and 14 home runs ... His 14 home runs set the freshman record for home runs in a season as he posted a .527 slugging percentage ... Also drew 22 walks on the season ... Posted 17 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games ... Turned in a season-long eight game hit streak from UALR (3/19) through Alabama (3/30) ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week after his performance against Indiana State (3/2) when he went 5-for-6 with four RBI, two runs scored and two home runs ... Drove in the game-winning run in the 11th inning ... Came up with four RBI again against No. 19 Kentucky (5/22) in the SEC Tournament ... Made one appearance on the mound against Minnesota (2/22) on opening day ... Tore his UCL in the appearance and was sidelined for a week to rehab the injury before returning to the lineup against Indiana State (2/29) ... NCAA REGIONAL: Started all four games of the Coral Gables Regional ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Bethune-Cookman (5/31) and went 1-for-4 against No. 12 Missouri (6/1), both elimination games ... 2007: Redshirted ... Did not see action ...

HIGH SCHOOL: Letterwinner at Dodge County High School under head coach Ray Hardin ... Four-time team MVP .... Named All-Region and All-Middle Georgia ... Hit .486 with 34 home runs, 148 RBI, 62 doubles and 10 triples for his career ... As a senior in 2006, hit .524 with 15 home runs, 49 RBI, 19 doubles and three triples ... Also lettered in basketball, football and cross country ...

MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Billy and Beth Smith ... Born: December 13, 1987 ... Has one brother, Jace Aaron ... Major is Liberal Arts.

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