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24   Derrick Smith
Derrick Smith

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Vienna, GA

High School:
Dooly Co.

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 196

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
07/22/1984

Bats/Throws:
Left/Left


At Florida State: Sophomore who will see time in left field and as a designated hitter...started 29 games and hit .280 as a freshman...left-handed bat will get him in the lineup against right-handed pitching...missed the ACC Tournament and NCAA Regional last season with a hand injury.

Freshman Year (2003): Had two doubles in his first two career at bats against VMI (1/31)...got his first collegiate start in left field vs. Stanford on 2/7...his first career home run came against Evansville (2/16)...started all three games vs. Evansville in left field...went 4-for-7 in the Appalachian State series with three runs scored and two RBI...went 2-for-3 with a a run scored vs. Siena (3/5)...went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and a double against St. Joseph's (3/12)...drove in two runs while going 3-for-3 against The Citadel (3/26)...three hits marked a career-high...missed the six-game Miami series with a sprained hand....tied a season-high with three hits at Jacksonville (5/6)...went 1-for-1 with a run scored, an RBI and a double at Maryland (5/9)...did not play in the ACC Tournament or in the NCAA Regional (hand injury).

Prep: Recorded a batting average of .575 with nine home runs after missing half the season with a back injury...made the All-Region team in each of his four years of high school...saw most of his time as a pitcher and recorded three no-hitters during his senior season...went a combined 26-2 as a pitcher as a junior and a senior...made the All-Middle Georgia team his junior and senior years...named MVP and won the home run derby of the Middle Georgia All-Star game in 2002...hit three home runs in a game against Wilkinson County his senior season...was second in the state with 60 RBI as a junior...advanced to the national championship of the NABF summer league with the Ohio Warhawks...first player from Dooly High School to sign a baseball scholarship.

Personal: Born on July 22, 1984...majoring in Exercise Science...son of Shaun and Karen Smith...lives with teammates Danny Wardell, Mark Culp and Eddie Cannon.

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