|29 Andy Smithmyer|
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An all-conference candidate ... Making a jump to the weekend rotation during senior season after being utilized as a middle reliever during first season with the Pirates ... 2012: Appeared in 22 games making one start ... Led Conference USA and ranked 13th nationally with a 1.92 ERA ... Posted a 5-2 record with one save ... Allowed 21 runs (13 earned) on 50 hits with 67 strikeouts and 25 walks in 61.0 innings ... Held opposing hitters to a .227 composite average ... Picked up lone save against UAB (May 26) in the Conference USA Tournament tossing two scoreless innings with four strikeouts ... Recorded first win of the season in Pirate debut at Old Dominion (Feb. 22) allowing one run on four hits in 3.0 innings with four punch outs ... Notched second career win against No. 11 NC State (Mar. 28) tossing three scoreless innings with five strikeouts ... Picked up third win in relief against William & Mary (Apr. 18) working six shutout frames with a season-high eight strikeouts ... Also recorded victories against Elon (May 8) and VMI (May 18) ... Lone start of the season was against Elon where he worked a career best 6.2 innings without allowing a run and fanning five ... Worked at least one full inning in 18 of 21 relief appearances ... Did not allow a run in eight outings and had multiple strikeouts in 17 outings (three or more 10 times) ... Issued two or fewer hits 10 times and no hits in three games ... Posted a 1.59 ERA or lower working the fifth (1.08) and sixth innings (1.59) ... Ranked among the league leaders in fewest earned runs (13/1st), fewest runs (21/t1st), fewest hits (50/t2nd), strikeouts looking (27/t4th) and opposing batting average (t6th) ... Also ranked among the national leaders in strikeouts per nine innings (9.89/36th) and hits allowed per nine innings (7.38/99th) ... Appeared in three post-season games working 4.2 innings allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits with eight punch outs ... Posted second-lowest ERA on the team (2.60) in league games only ... 2012 Summer: Played alongside Ben Fultz and Jeff Hoffman for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Code Baseball League (CCBL) ... Appeared in 13 games (all relief) posting an 0-2 record with two saves and a 3.11 ERA ... Allowed nine runs (all earned) on 23 hits with 34 strikeouts and 13 walks in 26.0 innings.
Potomac State (2010-11): During two-year career posted a 21-6 record with 162 strikeouts and a 3.24 ERA ... Holds the all-time school record for wins (21), while ranking third all-time in strikeouts (162) ... Helped the Catamounts to the 2011 NJCAA Junior College World Series where he posted a 2-0 record including a win over Central Arizona, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation ... Earned JUCO World Series All-Tournament Team honors and was named the Most Outstanding Pitcher ... Helped Potomac to a pair of Region XX titles and the 2011 Eastern District Championship ... As a freshman posted an 8-4 ledger with 62 strikeouts and a 3.25 ERA ... Followed a stellar rookie season with an impressive sophomore campaign where he set the single-season school-record for wins (13) ... His 100 punch outs were the third most in a single-season and his 79.2 innings is fifth on the list ... Named Potomac's Outstanding Athlete-of-the-Year ... 2011 Summer: Played for Delweld AAABA where he was 6-1 with a 1.00 ERA ... Struck out 66 batters with 15 walks in 42.0 innings.
Altoona Area High School: Earned three letters and was team captain during senior season for Coach Tom Smith ... Posted a 7-3 record on the mound as a senior registering 72 strikeouts to just 30 walks and sporting a 3.28 ERA ... Three-time Honor Roll student.
Personal: Full name is Andrew Charles Smithmyer ... Born June 19, 1991 in Altoona, Pa. ... Son of Charlie and Shelly Smithmyer ... Has two siblings (Alicia and Amanda) ... Majoring in communications.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 6.2 vs. Elon (5/8/12); strikeouts: 8 vs. William & Mary (4/18/12); walks: 4 vs. NC State (3/28/12); hits: 6 vs. UAB (4/1/12); runs: 3 (twice, last at UNC (6/3/12); earned runs: 3 at UNC (6/3/12).