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Brock Smith
35  Brock Smith
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lenexa, Kan.

High School:
Shawnee Mission Northwest

Last College:
Southwest Missouri State University

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
LHP

Experience:
1L

scouting report

After spending a year away from baseball in 2000, Brock came back strong last season and was a key ingredient in the improvement of the pitching staff... Was the Wildcats? No. 3 weekend starter for most of the season... Coaches say that he is much better than he was a year ago... Command has gotten better... Improved his breaking ball... Has done a much better job of staying within himself.

during fall drills

Made three appearances for the White Sox on the mound during the K-State Fall Ball World Series... Posted a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA in those three appearances with a strikeout in four innings.

as a redshirt junior (2001)

One of the Wildcats? weekend starters... Made 17 appearances during the season, including nine starts, which ranked third on the squad... Compiled a 2-3 record and 7.31 ERA in 56.2 innings pitched with 32 strikeouts and 23 walks... Went 1-1 in Big 12 play with a 6.82 ERA in nine appearances and four starts... Struck out 18 in 30.1 innings of work... In his first career action as a Wildcat, he allowed two runs on four hits with two strikeouts in three innings against Southern Nazarene on Feb. 5... Allowed just one hit in two innings with two strikeouts against Creighton on March 14... Pitched two innings of shutout ball against Louisiana Tech on March 21 with a strikeout... Pitched a then season-high seven innings, as he picked up his first win of the season against Creighton on March 28... Allowed one run on five hits with four strikeouts in the win over the Bluejays... Had a season-high five strikeouts in six innings against No. 22 Oklahoma State in tough 4-3 extra-inning loss on April 8... Struck out four in 5.1 innings against Oklahoma on April 15... Had three strikeouts in seven innings of work against UCLA on April 22... Posted a season-high 7.1 innings, as he registered his first Big 12 win against Missouri on April 29... Allowed five runs on six hits with four strikeouts in helping the Wildcats sweep the season series from the Tigers for the first time since 1974... Pitched 6.2 innings against archrival Kansas on May 6, allowing five runs on 10 hits with two strikeouts.

as a junior (2000)

Did not play his junior season due to a family emergency.

at southwest missouri state (1999)

A one-year letterwinner in baseball at Southwest Missouri State in Springfield, Mo. ... Helped SMS to a 38-19 overall record and an 18-11 mark in Missouri Valley Conference play? The Bears went 2-2 at the NCAA Regional in Fayetteville, Ark., falling in the title game to Clemson? As a pitcher saw action in nine games, including seven starts? Posted a 2-3 record and four no-decisions in 32.2 innings pitched with a 6.89 ERA and 27 strikeouts? Started the NCAA Regional title game against Clemson, allowing four hits and three earned runs in 1.0 inning with one strikeout? Turned in a season-best eight strikeouts in a 4-1 loss to Creighton on April 18? Threw two innings of no-hit ball with four strikeouts and one walk in a 10-3 win over Southwest Baptist on April 13? Performed well against nationally-ranked Baylor on March 17, allowing six hits and three earned runs in 6.1 innings with four strikeouts? Coached in baseball by Keith Guttin.

at allen county c.c. (1998)

A one-year starter as a pitcher at Allen County Community College in Iola, Kan. ? Posted a 9-4 record with a 3.41 ERA and 91 strikeouts as a freshman en route to earning second team all-Jayhawk Conference honors? Allowed just two hits and no earned runs in seven innings pitched for the Red Devils against eventual NJCAA National Champion Cowley County, which featured former teammate Lucas Pfannenstiel? Coached in baseball by Valis McLean.

at shawnee mission northwest high school

A two-year letterwinner in baseball at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee Mission, Kan. ? A two-year starter as both a first baseman and pitcher? Recorded a .417 batting average with three home runs and 31 RBI his senior season in 1997, while posting a 2.79 ERA as a pitcher with a 7-2 record and 86 strikeouts? Tallied a .415 career batting average with five home runs and 58 RBIs? Had a 12-4 career pitching record with a 2.92 ERA and 155 strikeouts? Earned second team all-state honors as a first baseman and honorable mention all-state honors as a pitcher his senior season?. Selected to the all-Sunflower League team as both a first baseman and pitcher his junior and senior seasons? Selected to the Kansas All-Star game as a senior? Opened his senior season against Leavenworth (Kan.) High School by throwing a complete game shutout with 12 strikeouts, while hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning to win the game, 1-0? Member of the high school honor roll? Coached in baseball by Rich Kuzydym.

personal

(Full name: Brock Douglas Smith) was born Feb. 18, 1979, in Shawnee Mission, Kan. ... He is the son of Kenneth and Linda Smith... One of three children, Brock has two older brother, Kenneth, Jr. (30) and Chandler (29)... Is planning a major in management.