RS FRESHMAN (2009)
Josh Smith made 11 relief appearances for the Panthers in 2009...posted a 3-0 mark on the season and earned two saves for the team...threw 27.0 innings, allowing only 13 runs, compiling an ERA of 4.33...tossed six innings in relief against Akron and got the win, giving up one run and striking out four batters on March 31...pitched five and one-third shutout innings against Rutgers on April 26, surrendering just three hits.
Smith was a three-year member of the West Lawn High School baseball team...helped the team to three consecutive Berks County Championship titles, while tallying an impressive, overall career record of 19-2...pitched to a perfect 3-0 record as a sophomore...earned an 8-2 record and 1.00 ERA as a junior, with only two career losses...gave up a single earned run as a senior while pitching another perfect season at 8-0...two-time all-county selection...honored as the Berks County Player of the Year in 2006...chosen to play at the Cape Cod High School Classic in Cape Cod, Mass...a four-year member of the West Lawn Owls summer league team...started in left field and pitched as a freshman...helped the team to the National Regional Tournament in Moline, Ill....back-to-back Berks County Champions in junior and senior seasons...was also a decorated football and basketball player...was selected Lancaster-Lebanon League Wide Receiver of the Year in 2005 and Lancaster-Lebanon League Safety of the Year in 2006...was a two-time all-county honoree on both offense and defense...garnered Second Team All-State honors as a senior... selected to play in the Big 33 football game...was honored as All-Division as a junior for basketball and All-County as a senior...holds third-highest career points total in school history with 1,280...holds all-time record for career three-pointers and most three-pointers in a single season...a member of National Honor Society...made the Honor Roll every quarter...selected as West Lawn Male Athlete of the Year.
Born September 10, 1988...son of James and Michelle Smith...has two brothers, Vinnie (28) and Brandon (25) and one sister, Nicci (31)...a history major.
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