NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
Played at New Mexico Junior College for two seasons (2012-13) for head coach Josh Simpson... as a sophomore made 13 appearances (all starts) with a 12-1 record, 2.80 ERA, nine complete games, two shutouts, 80.1 innings, allowed 76 hits and 32 runs (25 earned) with 66 strikeouts and 28 walks while opposing batters hit .248... named team's Most Valuable Player... Western Junior College Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference... NJCAA First Team All-Region V... NJCAA Second Team All-America... helped lead team to a 45-15 overall record and 27-9 record in league play while finishing second in the 10-team league... NJCAA RANKINGS: led the nation in wins (12)... second in complete games (9)... 17th in starts (13)... 50th in innings pitched (80.1)... WJCAC RANKINGS: led the conference in wins (12)... second in ERA (2.80)...second in earned runs allowed (25)... third in innings pitched (80.1)... seventh in strikeouts (66)... ninth in opponent batting average (.248)... 14th in walks allowed (28)... finished the season throwing seven consecutive complete games... won 12 consecutive starts (Jan. 30-Apr. 26) threw a seven-inning, complete-game shutout allowing four hits with six strikeouts and two walks against Otero JC (2/15)... threw a seven-inning complete game allowing two runs on eight hits with a season-high 10 strikeouts and three walks in a win over Weatherford (2/22)... pitched at least six innings in 10-of-12 starts... allowed one or fewer earned runs in 8-of-12 starts... earned the win striking out 10 in seven innings allowing just two runs on three hits against Weatherford (4/11)... threw a nine-inning, complete game without allowing an earned run allowing just two hits with eight strikeouts and two walks in a win over Temple (4/17)... had a season-high 11 strikeouts allowing just two earned runs in six innings pitched against Ranger (4/24)... CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: New Mexico, Louisiana Tech, McNeese State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
A three-year varsity letterwinner at Clear Lake High School for head coach Rupert Jaso... as a senior, posted a 2.92 ERA with 69 strikeouts and 26 walks in 48 innings... earned first team all-district and named team's most outstanding pitcher... pitched against Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper during a USSA Tournament in Kansas.
Cameron Andrew Smith... born December 12, 1992, in Virginia Beach, Va... son of Darren and Lisa Smith... has an older sister, Amanda... a university studies major at Texas Tech.