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Bryson Smith

INF/OF

Height
6' 2"
CLASS
Sr.
Hometown
Watkinsville, Ga.
Weight
195 lbs.
Experience
1L
School
North Oconee (Young Harris College)

Major: Criminology

 

AS A SENIOR (2011): Chosen in the 34th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cincinnati Reds with the 1,045th selection…In 51 games, including 46 starts (45-CF, 1-LF), Smith had a .328 batting average with 40 runs, 22 RBI, a team-high 16 hit-by-pitches, 14 doubles, six stolen bases and two homers…Concluded his collegiate career on a personal-best 15-game hitting streak in which he was 29-for-62 (.468) with 12 runs, eight RBI, seven doubles and seven walks…In helping the Gators to a runner-up finish at the 2011 NCAA College World Series, Smith batted a team-leading. 439 (29-for-66) in 16 postseason contests...He was named to the CWS All-Tournament squad after hitting .368 (7-for-19) in five outings at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and was an SEC All-Tournament Team selection after going 9-for-22 (.409) over the five games in Hoover, Ala., with three RBI, a pair of doubles and two runs as the Orange and Blue claimed the championship for the first time since 1991…Florida’s starting center fielder was 7-for-14 (.500) with three doubles in the Gainesville Super Regional triumph over Mississippi State and had a .545 (6-for-11) clip as the Gators swept the Gainesville Regional for the third-straight year…Went 2-for-4 in game one of the CWS Championship Finals versus South Carolina and also drew a walk…Reached base in all five plate appearances in the CWS opener against Texas, going 2-for-2 with two runs, two RBI, two walks and an HBP…Continued to power the Gator offense, going 7-for-14 (.500) with three runs and three doubles in the Super Regional...Doubled and scored in the finale...Was 3-for-5 with a couple of doubles in game two after opening the series with a 3-for-5, two-run performance... Hit a sizzling .545 (6-for-11) with six runs and three hit by pitches and had three multiple-hit games in the Gainesville Regional...Had two hits during the Gators’ eight-run third inning in the final game versus Miami (Fla.)...Was 2-for-4 and matched a career-high with three runs scored against the Hurricanes...Went 2-for-3 in the first meeting with UM...Opened the tourney by going 2-for-4 with three runs and a pair of RBI in the rout of Manhattan...Was also hit twice...Was chosen to the SEC All-Tourney Team after hitting .409 (9-for-22) with three RBI, two runs and two stolen bases...Went 2-for-5 in the championship game against Vanderbilt and was 2-for-5 with a stolen base in the 3-2 victory over Georgia...Had a career effort in the shutout of Alabama, going 4-for-5 with three RBI, two doubles and a theft...Was hit by a pitch and scored a run in the opener versus Mississippi State...Hit .273 (3-for-11) with three runs and an RBI in the Kentucky series...Opened the series by going 2-for-4 and scored twice... Went 2-for-13 (.154) at Vanderbilt, with both hits for extra bases...Moved Nolan Fontana into scoring position with a two-strike bunt in the 12th inning...Connected on a solo homer on Saturday for UF’s only run of the game...Drove in the game-winning run in the series opener with a ninth-inning double...Had a tremendous night against Bethune-Cookman, going 2-for-5 with three runs and a pair of RBI...Chipped in with a two-run single in the eighth and also added a stolen base...Batted .400 (4-for-10) with four runs and two doubles in the sweep of Ole Miss...Went 1-for-2 with two runs, a walk and a double on Sunday...Had an RBI double in the sixth inning on Saturday...Was 2-for-4 and scored twice out of the leadoff spot in the opener, along with a go-ahead RBI single in the second inning…Hit .300 (3-for-10) for the second weekend in a row against Alabama...Was 0-for-2 with a walk and HBP in the finale...Was 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly, a double and scored on Saturday...Went 2-for-4 with a double, sac bunt and a run...Returned to the club after a 19-game suspension and was 3-for-10 (.300) and scored twice at Georgia...Was 1-for-6 and scored on Sunday...Tied Saturday’s game in the eighth with a solo shot, his first homer of the season, and was 2-for-4...Went 3-for-6 (.500) and scored five runs in the sweep of Rhode Island...Was hit three times in the series, twice on Sunday...Was 2-for-4 and had a season-high three runs in the opener...USF: Had a season-high two hits and was 2-for-5 with an RBI single in the seventh...Was 2-for-5 (.400) over two games versus Miami (Fla.)...Came through with a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning on Saturday that drove in Josh Adams with the lone run of the game...Was his first pinch-hitting appearance of the year...Saw time in all three games with Boston College, with a start in game two...Was 0-for-2 with a run scored and two walks...Stole his first base of the year in the finale...Started all three games in the season-opening series with USF and was 3-for-9 (.333)...Had his first double of the year in the finale and scored a run...Went 1-for-3 and was caught stealing in game two...Delivered a two-run single as part of the Gators’ four-run fifth inning in the season opener.

 

AS A JUNIOR (2010): Started 23 games at third base, four as the designated hit­ter and four in right field...Missed a stretch of 14 games between March 21-April 13 with a finger injury...Batted .255 with 22 RBI, 17 runs and three homers in 42 games...Was 7-for-9 on the basepaths...Batted .282 (11-for-39) with eight RBI, six walks and five runs in 17 league games...Went 0-for-2 as a pinch hitter during the NCAA College World Series...Started all three games of the NCAA Gainesville Regional in right field and was 2-for-11 (.182) with three walks and a run...Opened the tournament by going 2-for-4 and scored once...Went 3-for-4 (.750) over the final two games against Georgia...Played a key role in the Ga­tors’ seven-run sixth in the finale, as he had a one-out single and added a two-run single with the bases full...Stole a base in both games as well...Saw action in all three games at Alabama and was 1-for-3 with two walks and a run...Walked, stole second and scored as a pinch hitter in game two...Doubled and had his first sac hit in the series opener…Was 4-for-13 (.308) during the series with Arkansas and had two multiple-hit games...Connected on a three-run homer as part of the six-run fourth inning on Saturday and was 2-for-5...Opened the weekend by going 2-for-4 with a stolen base...Poked a two-run single up the middle in the first inning at USF...Hit .273 (3-for-11) and scored five runs during the series with Charleston Southern...Had three RBI and two stolen bases...Was 1-for-4 and scored in the finale...Scored a season-high three runs and was 2-for-4 in game two...Poked a two-run single as part of a six-run sixth...Hit .273 (3-for-11) and led the Gators with six RBI at Miami (Fla.), courtesy of a pair of three-run hom­ers...Turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead with a three-run bomb in the fourth of the finale...Went 2-for-4 in game two and belted his first round-tripper to pull UF within 8-6 in the seventh...First hit at Florida was an RBI single in the first inning of the third meeting with USF.

 

AT YOUNG HARRIS (2009): Competed at Young Harris College last season under head coach Rick Robinson…Was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 30th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft with the 905th pick…Named the American Baseball Coaches Association's Division I Player of the Year in the National Junior College Athletic Association after a record-setting 2009 season…Smith was unanimously selected as the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association/Region 17 Player of the Year and was also named a first-team Division I All-American…Established a school record with a .467 batting average, which also ranked first in the East Central District…Tied current Baltimore Orioles’ slugger Nick Markakis' school record with 21 home runs and now ranks second in YHC school history with 99 hits and 90 RBI…By leading the East Central District, 20 teams combined from Georgia and Tennessee, in batting average, he earned a Rawlings Big Stick Award…In addition, Smith ranked second in Division I in RBI, third in home runs and 13th in on-base percentage (.551)…Young Harris finished the season with a 44-12 record and a No. 4 ranking in the NJCAA Division I baseball poll…Competed for Augusta State University in 2008, where he batted .366 and was second on the Jaguars in both RBI (43) and homers (6)…Smith played in 47 games, with 40 starts, and was successful on 10 of 11 stolen-base attempts…He added 40 runs, nine doubles and five triples and was hit eight times.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Dwayne Sapp at North Oconee High School…Two-time all-state and all-area selection…Led North Oconee to the second round of the Class AA playoffs as a senior in 2007…Was selected as the Titans' team Most Valuable Player in his final season after batting .526 with 26 stolen bases, 11 doubles and seven home runs...Earned MVP accolades during his junior year as well.

 

SMITH'S CAREER STATISTICS

Overall Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.255

42-31

106

17

27

2

0

3

22

13

22

7-9

2011

.328

51-46

174

40

57

14

0

2

22

17

27

6-12

CAREER

.300

93-77

280

57

84

16

0

5

44

30

49

13-21

 

SEC Regular-Season Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.282

17-12

39

5

11

1

0

1

8

6

4

4-5

2011

.238

17-17

63

14

15

5

0

2

7

5

13

1-2

CAREER

.255

34-29

102

19

26

6

0

3

15

11

17

5-7

 

SEC Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.250

3-1

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

0-0

2011

.409

5-5

22

2

9

2

0

0

3

1

4

2-3

CAREER

.385

8-6

26

2

10

2

0

0

3

2

6

2-3

 

NCAA Tournament Statistics

YEAR

AVG.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2010

.154

5-3

13

1

2

0

0

0

0

3

5

0-0

2011

.455

11-11

44

11

20

5

0

0

5

6

6

0-3

CAREER

.386

16-14

57

12

22

5

0

0

5

9

11

0-3

 

SMITH’S CAREER HIGHS

At Bats: 6 vs. Georgia (4/17/11)

Runs Scored: 3, 5x, last vs. Miami (Fla.) (6/5/11)

Hits: 4 vs. Alabama (5/26/11)

RBI: 3, 4x, last vs. Alabama (5/26/11)

Doubles: 2, 2x, last vs. Mississippi State (6/11/11)

Triples: None

Home Runs: 1, 5x, last vs. Vanderbilt (5/14/11)

Walks: 2, 3x, last vs. Miami (Fla.) (6/5/11)

Stolen Bases: 1, 13x, last vs. Georgia-2 (5/28/11)

Hit Streak: 15 games (5/26/11-current)

 

 

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