Played in 106 games over two seasons (103 starts) … a .289 career hitter (109-377) with 22 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs, 52 RBI, 78 walks, 11 hit-by-pitches, three sacrifice flies, three sacrifice bunts and 74 runs scored … is 8-for-11 all-time in stolen base attempts … posted a .462 slugging percentage and a .422 on-base percentage … recorded just three errors in the outfield in 171 chances (.982 fielding percentage) … MILESTONES
… recorded his 100th career hit on a single up the middle at Texas (May 1, 2015) … hit came in his 98th career game as a Red Raider … AMONG ACTIVE RED RAIDERS
… leads all returning players in on-base percentage and ranks second for runs scored, triples, home runs and walks … AMONG ACTIVE BIG 12 PLAYERS
… tied with Kansas’ Colby Wright for highest returning on-base percentage … also ranks third for walks, fourth for runs scored, fifth for slugging percentage and sixth for triples and home runs … DURING BIG 12 PLAY
… appeared in 45 games against conference foes, 44 of which that have been starts … hit .272 overall (46-for-169) with eight doubles, two triples, six home runs, 21 RBI, 25 walks, four hit-by-pitches, three sacrifice flies and 28 runs scored … is 2-for-3 in stolen base attempts … recorded a .450 slugging percentage and a .373 on-base percentage.
CAREER HIGHS (entering 2016 season)
Games Played (Season): 55 (2014)
Games Started (Season): 53 (2014)
At-Bats: 6, vs. Stephen F. Austin (3/18/14)
Runs: 4, at Dallas Baptist (5/6/14)
Hits: 5, vs. Stephen F. Austin (3/18/14)
RBI: 5, at Texas (5/2/15)
Doubles: 2, vs. Prairie View A&M (4/18/14)
Triples: 1, 5x, at West Virginia (5/14/15)*
Home Runs: 1, 11x, at West Virginia (5/14/15)*
Walks: 4, twice, vs. San Francisco (2/14/15)*
Strikeouts: 3, 6x, vs. Baylor (5/22/15)*
Stolen Bases: 1, 8x, at Texas (5/1/15)*
Hit Streak: 13 games (4/4-4/27/14)
* Indicates most recent high
Helped lead the Neptune Beach Pearl to the California Collegiate League title … member of the Pearl alongside Red Raider teammate Orlando Garcia … was named to the CCL All-Star rosters … hit .266 for the summer (41-for-154) with eight doubles, a home run, 23 RBI, 28 walks, 21 runs scored and 12 stolen bases … was second on the team (only behind Garcia) in both games played and at-bats … posted a .338 slugging percentage and a .383 on-base percentage.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
All-Big 12 second team selection … first Red Raider in school history to earn All-Big 12 honors the year after being named to the All-Big 12 freshman team … played in 51 games (50 starts) … made 32 starts in right field and 18 in centerfield … hit primarily in the No. 3 hole with 23 starts in that spot … penciled into the lineup 10 times in the leadoff spot and nine times in No. 2 hole … hit .291 overall with 10 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 32 RBI, 41 walks, four hit-by-pitches, two sacrifice flies, six sacrifice flies and 33 runs scored … was a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts … posted a team-high .533 slugging percentage … recorded a .428 on-base percentage as well … led the Red Raiders or shared team high in runs scored, home runs, walks and slugging percentage … did not commit any fielding errors in 75 chances … IN NCAA RANKINGS: ranked 24th in walks per game (0.80), 43rd in walks (41), 108th in home runs (10) and 109th for home runs per game (0.20) … IN BIG 12 RANKINGS: ranked second in home runs, third in walks, slugging percentage and on-base percentage … in Big 12 games only, ranked tied for first in home runs (6), third in total bases (50) and slugging percentage (.575) as well as tied for fifth in RBI (16) … AGAINST NATIONALLY-RANKED OPPONENTS … played in nine games against top-25 foes (eight starts) … hit .214 overall (6-for-28) with a home run, two RBI, six walks, a sacrifice fly and two runs scored … had a .321 slugging percentage and .343 on-base percentage … DURING BIG 12 PLAY … started and played in 23 games against league foes … missed only the second game of the TCU series … batted .299 overall (26-for-87) with four home runs, a triple, six home runs, 16 RBI, 13 walks, two sacrifice flies, five sacrifice bunts and 14 runs scored … recorded a team-leading .575 slugging percentage … had a .388 on-base percentage … led or shared the team high in runs scored, hits, home runs, RBI, slugging percentage and sacrifices … was a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts … AT BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP … was 1-for-11 at the plate over three games … one hit was a single … also drew a walk for a .167 on-base percentage … HOME GAMES … started and played in 29 of 30 home games … hit .290 overall (29-for-100) with six doubles, a triple, five home runs, 20 RBI, 28 walks, three hit-by-pitches, a sacrifice fly, four sacrifice bunts and 21 runs scored … was a perfect 5-for-5 on stolen base attempts … posted a .520 slugging percentage and a .455 on-base percentage … led the team in runs scored, home runs, stolen bases and sacrifice bunts … ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES … appeared in 21 games (20 starts), hitting .286 overall (22-for-77) with four doubles, a triple, four home runs, 11 RBI, 13 walks, a sacrifice fly and two sacrifice bunts … was 1-for-1 on stolen base attempts … led the team with both a .519 slugging percentage and a .391 on-base percentage … was also the team leader in home runs and walks … SITUATIONAL … batted .327 overall (16-for-49) with runners in scoring position … was 3-for-5 at the plate with the bases loaded … was successful in advancing runners 49.1 percent of the time … compiled a .692 average (9-for-13) wither runner on third base and less than two outs … sixth on the team with seven two-out RBI … MISCELLANEOUS … fourth on the team with 16 multiple-hit games … all were two-hit performances … second on the team with eight multiple-RBI games … posted three performances with three RBI and one five-RBI game … was the only Red Raider to record five RBI in a game … responsible for four game-winning RBI, one of which that came in the seventh inning or later … reached base safely in 45 of 51 games … connected on eight of his 10 home runs over the final 26 games of the season … went back-to-back days without a hit just twice – Feb. 21-25 and May 21-22 … HIT STREAK: compiled a season-long six game hitting streak (April 25-May 2) … REACHED BASE STREAK: reached base safely in 23-consecutive games (April 4-May 21) … SEASON HIGHLIGHTS … blasted a solo home run in the Opening Day victory over San Francisco … marked the first time a Red Raider had homered on Opening Day since Barrett Barnes in 2011 … followed up by going 2-for-5 with three RBI and then 1-for-2 with a RBI in a doubleheader the next day … matched his career high with four walks in the second game of the doubleheader … closed the San Francisco series with a 2-for-4 performance that included two RBI … hit .429 overall (6-for-14) with seven RBI, six runs scored, two doubles, a home run and seven walks in the San Francisco series … added second home run of the year against Nevada (2/17) … went 2-for-4 in back-to-back days against Oral Roberts (3/17-3/18) … finished 4-for-8 with three RBI, three runs scored, a double and two walks in midweek series … went 2-for-3 with two RBI at New Mexico (3/31) … performance included a two-run homer in the third inning, his third long ball of the season … provided the game-winning RBI in two of Tech’s victories in a series sweep of Baylor … a solo home run – part of a 1-for-3 performance that included two RBI – was the difference in the series opener … smacked a single through the left side for the game-winner in the series finale … was 2-for-5 with three RBI in final game against the Bears … opened the Kansas State series (4/17) by going 2-for-4 with three RBI, all of which that came off a three-run homer in the third inning … went 2-for-5 the following day … closed the K-State series hitting 5-for-13 overall with four RBI and two runs scored … connected on his first career grand slam in the second game of the series at Texas (5/2) … was 1-for-5 with a career-high five RBI in the victory over the Longhorns … posted two multiple-hit games in the West Virginia series … was 2-for-4 in each of the first two games against the Mountaineers before closing the series hitting 5-for-13 overall with a RBI and three runs scored … reached base in each of the first two games of the Big 12 Championship via a single against Texas and walk against No. 2 TCU.
Played for the Keene Swamp Bats in the New England Collegiate League... batted .238 (15-for-63) with three runs, a double, two home runs, five RBI, six walks, 0-for-1 stolen bases, .349 slugging percentage and .333 on-base percentage... team finished 21-21 overall while finishing third in the league standings.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball) ... Big 12 All-Freshman Team ... played in 55 games (53 starts) starting 31 games in center field and 22 games in right field ... batted leadoff 46 times, eight-hole and nine-hole twice and six-hole and seven-hole once each ... batted .287 (56-for-195) with 41 runs, 12 doubles, three triples, one home run, 20 RBI, 77 total bases, 37 walks, seven hit-by-pitch, 2-for-5 stolen bases, .395 slugging percentage and .417 on-base percentage while fielding .969 (91 putouts, 2 outfield assists, 3 errors) ... led team in walks ... marked the most walks by a Red Raider freshman since 2010 (Barrett Barnes - 40) ... marks the first time a freshman has led the team in walks since 2010 (Barrett Barnes - 40) ... reached base safely in 46-of-53 starts... led all Red Raider freshmen in batting, games played, starts, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, total bases, slugging percentage, walks, stolen bases and on-base percentage ... BIG 12 RANKINGS: third in on-base percentage (.417) ... seventh in walks (37) ... 29th in batting average (.287) ... led all Big 12 freshmen in walks, runs, on-base percentage and sacrifices ... AGAINST NATIONALLY RANKED OPPONENTS ... in 18 games (17 starts) batted .217 (15-for-69) with seven runs, a double and an RBI ... DURING BIG 12 PLAY ... in 22 games (21 starts) batted .244 (20-for-82) with four doubles, a triple, five RBI, 12 walks, .317 slugging percentage and .357 on-base percentage ... BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP ... in two games (2 starts) batted .143 (1-for-7) with three runs and an RBI with two walks ... NCAA TOURNAMENT ... in eight games (8 starts) batted .259 (7-for-27) with two runs, two walks and .355 on-base percentage ... NCAA LUBBOCK SUPER REGIONAL ... in two games (2 starts) batted .250 (2-for-8) and scored the game-winning run in a 1-0 victory in game one over No. 16 College of Charleston ... NCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ... in two games (2 starts) batted .429 (3-for-7) with a walk, .429 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage ... HOME GAMES ... in 31 games (31 starts) batted .319 (36-for-113) with 28 runs, eight doubles, three triples, 15 RBI, 24 walks, only 11 strikeouts, .442 slugging percentage and .451 on-base percentage ... ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES ... in 24 games (22 starts) batted .244 (20-for-82) with 13 runs, four doubles, one home run, five RBI, 13 walks, .367 on-base percentage ... SITUATIONAL: batted .313 (36-for-115) with the bases empty ... recorded eight two-out RBI ... MISCELLANEOUS: three go-ahead RBI ... two game-tying RBI ... seven infield base hits ... two outfield assists ... one bunt base hit ... two game-winning RBI, including a walk-off two-run RBI base hit (1B to LF) with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning giving the Red Raiders a 5-4 victory over Dallas Baptist ... recorded 13 multi-hit games, including two three-hit games, a four-hit game and one five-hit performance ... notched four multiple RBI games, including three three-RBI contests ... HIT STREAK: season-long 13-game hit streak (4/4-4/27) batting .409 (18-for-44) with 15 runs, seven doubles, a triple, eight RBI, 12 walks, only six strikeouts, .614 slugging percentage and .542 on-base percentage ... REACHING BASE SAFELY: reached base safely in a season-high 18 consecutive games ... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... made career debut going 0-for-4 against No. 3 Indiana (2/15) ... STEPHEN F. AUSTIN SERIES (2 GAMES): batted .727 (8-for-11) with three runs and three RBI ... went 4-for-5 with two runs, a double, triple and an RBI against New Mexico (3/4) ... had a career game going 5-for-6 with two runs and three RBI against Stephen F. Austin (3/18) ... went 3-for-5 with two runs and three RBI in second game of midweek series with Stephen F. Austin (3/19) ... posted streak of eight consecutive home games leading off Red Raider first inning with a base hit or walk (3/4-3/19) ... went 2-for-5 with two runs against No. 24 TCU (3/23) ... KANSAS STATE SERIES: batted .400 (4-for-10) with three runs, a double and RBI with a .500 slugging percentage and .455 on-base percentage ... went 2-for-5 with a run scored, double and three RBI with the game-winning, walk-off RBI base hit against Dallas Baptist (4/15) ... went 3-for-4 with a run and two doubles against Prairie View A&M (4/18) ... had three consecutive multi-hit games against Kansas (Game 2: 2-for-4 ... Game 3: 2-for-4) and at Dallas Baptist (2-for-3, 4 R, 2B, 3 RBI) ... went 2-for-4 and scored game-winning run in game one of NCAA Lubbock Super Regional against No. 16 College of Charleston (6/7) ... went 1-for-4 in CWS opener against No. 2 TCU (6/15) ... went 2-for-3 with a walk in second game at the CWS against No. 4 Ole Miss (6/17).
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Frenship High School for head coach Chad Reynolds ... finished prep career with a .429 (193-for-450) career batting average with 40 doubles, 27 triples, 15 home runs and 154 RBI ... on the mound went 8-3 with a 3.67 ERA with five saves in 124 career innings with 170 strikeouts and just 68 walks allowed during prep career ... as a senior, batted .480 with 14 doubles, nine triples, three home runs and 45 RBI ... Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association 4A First Team All-State ... Texas Sports Writers' Association 4A First Team All-State ... first team all-district ... named Most Valuable Player at the 4A/5A All-Star Game (went 2-for-3, triple, two RBI) during the summer of 2013 ... Perfect Game: No. 96 National High School Prospect (Outfielders) ... Perfect Game: No. 57 Texas High School Prospect ... Perfect Game: No. 24 Texas High School Prospect (Outfielders) ... Perfect Game High Honorable Mention Preseason High School Underclassmen All-America in 2012 ... ESPN High School Baseball - Top Outfielders (Class of 2013) ... as a junior batted .442 with 28 runs, seven doubles, five triples, five home runs, 26 RBI and 30 walks with only six strikeouts with a .611 on-base percentage and .857 slugging percentage ... on the mound in 2012 went 2-2 with a 2.27 ERA in 37 innings with 54 strikeouts and 18 walks allowed ... THSBCA 4A Second Team All-State ... District 3-4A Most Valuable Player ... Lubbock Avalanche Journal First Team All-City ... First Team All-South Plains ... as a sophomore in 2011, named THSCA Second Team All-State ... TSWA Third Team All-State ... District 3-5A Most Valuable Player ... Lubbock Avalanche Journal First Team All-City ... First Team All-South Plains ... as a freshman in 2010, named the District 4-4A Newcomer of the Year ... Lubbock Avalanche Journal First Team All-City ... First Team All-South Plains ... helped team to several championships, including winning district, bi-district and area titles in back-to-back seasons (2010-11) ... also starred on the gridiron earning numerous awards, including all-city, all-south plains, district defensive MVP, TSWA and THSCA All-State ... led the state in tackles as a senior.
Stephen James Smith ... born in Lubbock, Texas ... son of Dan and Rose Smith ... has a younger sister, Stephanie ... was a member of the 2007 Lubbock Western Little League team that finished runner-up in Williamsport, Penn. ... started on the mound in the championship game of the Little League World Series that had 24,200 fans in attendance ... a university studies major at Texas Tech.
Smith batted .287 (56-for-195) and led the Red Raiders with 37 walks in 2014 while being named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball.