MEMBER SIGN IN
Don't have an account? Click Here

 

19
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Port Orchard, Wash.

High School:
South Kitsap High '96

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
Catcher

Birthdate:
03/28/1978

Experience:
3V

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right



SMITH'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

GENERAL: Received three varsity letters for baseball coach Elton Goodwin...catcher...two letters in wrestling...as a freshman led team with a .456 average…played summer baseball with Chaffey Construction...SOPHOMORE: Baseball team finished second in the State...wrestled in the State tourney… JUNIOR: Baseball team finished 19-2...hit .407 with a .600 on-base percentage...All-Narrows League catcher...wrestled at the State meet…SENIOR: Team won State title with a 23-0 record...hit .390 with five home runs...named to the all-league team at first base...had shoulder surgery.

SMITH'S WASHINGTON STATE CAREER

FRESHMAN (1996-97): Enrolled in August...split time with Jason Hairston behind the plate...also a designated hitter...hit .224 while playing in 33 games...22 starts...hit over .300 through early April while starting 13 games and playing in 20 of 25 contests...early season home runs against San Diego State and Texas A&M...three multiple hit games, all early in the season...over final 14 games, was 1-for-32 (.031)...here's how he hit against Pac-10 North opponents: OSU .000 (0/6), PSU .000 (0/5), Washington .143 (1/7)...his monthly hitting averages: February .350 (7/20), March .286 (6/21), April .053 (1/19), May . 143 (1/7).

SOPHOMORE (1997-98): Began the season as the backup catcher, but moved into a starting role when Jeff Scherer was sidelined with an elbow injury…started 25 games with all coming behind the plate…hit .236 for the season with four home runs and eight doubles…behind the plate he threw out 11 of 36 base stealers…in non-Pac-10 North games he hit .324 with four doubles and three of his four home runs…had two multi-hit and four multi-RBI games…hit primarily in the seventh and eighth spots in the Cougar lineup…was 3-for-6 with three runs scored and a home run March 16 at Cal…his longest hitting streak of the season was a three-game stint April 22-24...here's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: ASU .400 (2/5), CAL .500 (3/6), OSU .100 (1/10), Washington .200 (2/10)...his monthly hitting averages: February .300 (3/10), March .353 (6/17), April .156 (5/35), May .231 (3/13).

JUNIOR (1998-99): Played the entire season as a backup to Cougar senior catcher Jeff Scherer… played in 27 games while starting 19 behind the plate… joined several other Cougars in having a great opening series vs. NMSU… went 4-for-5 at the plate vs. NMSU on Feb. 14, with three RBI, four runs scored and tied a school record with two triples in a game… finished the series with a 2-for-2 game the next day … went 2-for-3 against Oregon State on March 20 in Yakima… went 2-for-3 with three RBI against LCSC at Bailey Field on April 20… played summer ball in California with teammate Sean Donlin on the Humbolt Crabs… hit .300 with a wood bat as team went 48-3... here's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: ARIZ .000 (0/3), ASU .250 (1/4), CAL .125 (1/8), OSU .333 (2/6), Stanford .000 (0/2), UCLA .000 (0/2), USC .000 (0/5) Washington .000 (0/2)... his monthly hitting averages: February .462 (6/13), March .125 (3/24), April .176 (3/17), May .100 (1/10).

WSU CAREER: Tied a WSU school record with two triples in a game Feb. 14, 1999 at New Mexico State… one of nine Cougars on the 2000 roster with three or more years of experience in the program… has started 66 games in his WSU career.

PERSONAL

Ryan Thomas Smith...born 3-28-78 at Lakewood, Wash...parents Rick and Debi Smith...one brother Rick, attended WSU from 1995-99 and competed on the WSU track team... did 150 hours of community service for his athletic medicine class in high school... involved in student government leadership class... one of a number of Cougar players who played for Chaffey Baseball in prep career… prep GPA of 3.5… pursuing a business degree.

YEAR    G/GS  AVG. AB  R  H RBI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB-A SAC  PO  A E F.AVG
1997   33/22 .224  67 10 15   9  3  1  2 14 19  2-4   2 123 10 2  .985
1998   29/25 .236  72 22 17  17  8  0  4 14 23  1-2   7 163 23 3  .984
1999   27/19 .203  64 17 13   8  1  2  0  8 17  1-1   3 119  9 0 1.000
Career 89/66 .222 203 49 45  34 12  3  6 36 59  4-7  12 405 42 5  .989
Washington State Cougars Baseball