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14  Patrick Smart
Patrick Smart

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Midland, Texas

High School:
Midland Lee

Last College:
Midland College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
02/01/1984

Experience:
1L

B/T:
L/R


LAST SEASON
Served the team mainly as a backup infielder and late inning defensive replacement...made 31 appearances and nine starts...all nine of his starts came at first base...finished with a .208 batting average...tallied 10 hits, one home run and seven RBI...had one defensive error on 80 chances and ended with a .988 fielding percentage...totaled two multiple-hit games and one multiple-RBI game...had a career day at Kansas State on April 17th in a losing effort...went 3-for-5 at the plate while adding three RBI, including a two-run homer...his season best hitting streak was a three-game stretch that began on April 17th against Kansas State and ended on April 26 against New Mexico...IN THE BIG 12...made just eight appearances in conference action, including five starts...was 7-for-24 at the plate for a .292 average...five of his seven RBI on the season came in league play.

AT MIDLAND COLLEGE
Played under coaches Steve Ramharter and Brian Reinke...2004 team finished with a 33-20 record and advanced to the conference tournament...was named the MVP of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference in 2004 and was a NJCAA All-Region pick...2004 NJCAA Academic All-American...lhe hit .434 at the plate with 85 hits, four home runs, 24 doubles and two triples.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played baseball at Class 5A Midland Lee High School...led his 2002 team to the District 4-5A Championship and a spot in the state quarterfinals...was a First-Team All-State pick and was the Co-MVP of the district in 2002...was a West Texas All Star in 2002.

PERSONAL
Born on Feb. 1, 1984 in Englewood, Colo., to parents John and Martha Smart...both parents are graduates of Louisiana Tech...father John is manager of Texas Tierra while his mom is an instructor...has one older sister Amanda (26)...enjoys hunting, cars, and playing baseball...majoring in business.

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