Former baseball players Kevan Smith and Ray Black progress in the MLB ranks.
RS JUNIOR (2010)
Kevan Smith finished the season unblemished behind the plate with a 1.000 fielding percentage...rotated positions at catcher and designated hitter with senior Cory Brownsten...more than doubled his RBI output from 2009 with 46 on the year...from April 3 to April 13 Smith had multiple hits in all six games...went hitless in just eight of his 55 games...had a career-high four RBI against Seton Hall on May 8...ended the season on a career high 20-game hit streak...was named to the Big East Baseball All-Tournament team batting an amazing .750 in the tournament...was named to the All-Big East First Team.
RS SOPHOMORE (2009)
Kevan Smith established a strong presence in the Panthers' lineup in 2009, posting the second-best batting average on the team at .363 (37-for-102)...made 32 appearances throughout the season and started 27 games...batted .420 with runners on base and a solid .357 with runners in scoring position...first collegiate hit was a game-winning pinch-hit triple in the 11th inning against St. Bonaventure on March 7...carried a team-high 21-game hitting streak, the longest for a Panther player in the past decade...slugged .520 for the year with three homeruns, 21 RBI and 19 runs scored.
Four-year letterman at Seneca Valley...named Class AAAA Player of the Year by the WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association (WBCA).
Born June 28, 1988...son of Walt and Barb Smith...has one brother and one sister...a business-marketing major.
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