13  Courtney Smith
Courtney Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Yuba City, Calif.

High School:
River Valley

Height:
5-8

Position:
Pitcher

B/T:
R/R


As A Sophomore (2013)
Ranked second on the team with five wins, 137 innings, 78 strikeouts and 13 complete games ... Led the team in shutouts with two ... Had a 3.68 ERA on the season and it dipped to 3.19 in her last 11 starts ... Limited right-handed batters to a .263 batting average ... Earned the start in the circle against Ohio (2/8) and struck out two in 2.1 innings thrown ... Pitched a scoreless inning in relief against Rider ... Threw three innings in relief against St. John's (2/15) ... Started in the circle against St. John's (2/16) and registered a career-high five strikeouts in three innings ... Struck out five batters in 4.1 innings against Fairfield (2/22) ... Threw six innings against North Carolina (3/1) ... Threw a complete game shutout against North Dakota (3/3) where she allowed just five hits ... Threw two relief innings against #21 Hawaii (3/9) ... Limited Syracuse to just one earned run and two hits (3/12) ... Took a loss against Houston in the second game of the series despite throwing a complete game and surrendering just two runs (3/23) ... Threw her second shutout of the season and scattered five hits while fanning five against UTEP (3/29) ... Set a new career-high with seven strikeouts in the second game against No. 22 Tulsa (3/6) ... Defeated nationally ranked Tulsa in the final game of the series with her five innings worked (3/7) ... Threw a shutout and defeated Memphis (4/20) ... Started and defeated both games of the doubleheader against Southern Miss (4/27) and only allowed three earned run in 12 innings in the circle ... Started and completed all three games of the series against UCF (5/4) ... Started in the circle in the C-USA Tournament and threw all six innings against Marshall (5/9).

As A Freshman (2012)
2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
One of the Pirates' two starting pitchers ... Recorded seven victories as well as two saves in 36 total appearances ... Tossed 142.0 innings, the eighth most by a freshman in program history and tied for ninth in the 2012 Conference USA rankings ... Two saves were tied for the second most by a rookie ECU hurler and knotted for sixth in the league during the year ... Started 22 contests and went the distance 10 times ... Posted a 4.88 earned run average and 45 strikeouts in addition to issuing 49 walks ... Tied for third in C-USA in games finished (12), tied for fourth in games in relief (14), ranked sixth in appearances and tied for eighth in games started ... Held opponents to a .286 average (82-for-287) with the bases empty and a .282 mark (53-for-188) with two outs ... Made the most of a 2-2 count, limiting foes to a .154 average (10-for-65) ... Was also successful in 0-2 (.222/four-for-eight) or 3-2 (.233/10-for-43) counts ... In Conference USA games, went 3-5 with a 5.76 ERA ... Collected nine strikeouts in league action ... Registered two of ECU's three road C-USA wins, at Houston and at Memphis ... During all home contests, posted a 3-3 record with a 3.90 earned run average and 20 strikeouts ... In campaign's seven triumphs, recorded a 2.56 ERA ... In team's final 26 games, collected five wins with a 4.43 ERA ... Won four of last six starts and posted a 3.44 earned run average during the span ... Struck out first career batter faced, fanning Virginia's Giannina Cipolloni (2/10) ... Tallied initial save versus Drexel (2/11), coming in for the final two innings and allowing two hits ... Picked up first career victory against Canisius (2/11), going seven innings and scattering six hits ... Earned second save against SIU Edwardsville (2/24) with a perfect frame in relief ... Recorded a win against SIU Edwardsville (2/25), limiting the Cougars to just three hits and not allowing an earned run in the complete-game effort ... Retired six of first seven batters faced against then-No. 2 California (3/3) ... Struck out a career-high four batters at UNC Wilmington (3/28) ... Earned initial C-USA win of career in finale at Houston (4/15), tossing the first five frames ... Threw first career shutout, against Longwood (4/18), limiting the Lancers to three hits and no walks ... Was victorious in series opener versus Southern Miss (4/21), again allowing just three hits and surrendering one run ... Tossed a career-high eight innings at Memphis (5/5), earning her final win of the campaign by giving up only five hits and three runs.

River Valley High School
A four-year letterwinner for the Falcons who earned first-team all-area and All-Tri County League honors each year ... Also the four-time winner of the team's most valuable player award ... Following senior season, was named the Tri-County Co-League Most Valuable Player and Appeal-Democrat All-Area Player of the Year after tallying 11 wins along with a 0.92 earned run average and conference-best 166 strikeouts ... An offensive threat as well who batted .431 and drove in 13 runs as a senior ... Selected to the Sacramento BeeAll-Metro Second Team after final campaign ... Fanned at least 150 batters each year of her career and guided River Valley to its first playoff win in any sport during the 2010 season ... Posted a 15-4 record with a 0.70 ERA and 198 strikeouts as a junior ... Named to the Sacramento River Cats' All-City High School Team that season and was selected as the tournament MVP of the Cubs Classic ... During the nation's top summer tournament in August 2010, led the CA Breeze 18Gold to a seventh-place finish at the ASA 18 Gold Nationals ... Two years earlier, guided the Breeze to the ASA Western National Championship ... Excelled in the classroom and community during River Valley tenure ... An honor roll member all four years and an Adopt a Family volunteer since 2001 ... Other volunteer work includes Toys for Tots the last five years, Little League as a volunteer instructor the last three years and Beale Air Force Base Family Support Drive in 2007.

Personal
Intended academic major is psychology ... Daughter of Mike and Virginia Smith ... Has a younger brother, Jason, and an older half-brother, Ryan.