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Tyler Smith
Tyler  Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Boca Raton, Fla.

High School:
American Heritage of Delray HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 187

Position:
INF

Bats / Throws:
L / R

About Smith: Three-year starter ... Expected to see time at a few different positions during 2009 ... Gives the team depth in several positions ... Power lefthanded bat ... Able to get the big hit in a pressure situation ... Majoring in political science ... Born January 5, 1987 ... Son of Doug and Stephanie Smith.

2008 (Junior): Batted .241 with two home runs and 23 RBIs in 33 games, including 29 starts ... Came in as a defensive replacement against High Point (3/11) and went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI ... Drove in two runs and scored a run in pinch-hitting appearance against Charlotte (3/12) ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored against UNC Asheville (3/25) ... Had two hits, scored two runs and drove in two runs against Winthrop (4/16) ... Hit two home runs, scored three runs and had four RBIs in win at Virginia (4/19) ... Drove in four runs and went 2-for-5 against Elon (5/13) ... Had two hits and scored a run in season-closing win against Virginia (5/24).

2007 (Sophomore): Started 46 games and appeared in 52 total ... Hit .258 with nine home runs and 31 RBIs ... Second on the team and 10th in the ACC in homers ... Slugged .462 for the year ... In his first at-bat of the season, hit a two-run walk-off home run in the 10th inning against Charlotte on Feb. 27 ... Hit a game-tying three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth against Miami on May 11 ... Had a hit in 12 of 13 games from April 17 to May 12 ... Had three seven-game hitting streaks on the year ... Started 43 games at third base and three at designated hitter.

2006 (Freshman): Saw action in 34 games, including 19 starts ... Batted .242 with eight RBIs on the year ... Hit his only home run of the season against Maryland on April 21, a three-run jack ... Had three two-hit games ... Went 1-for-4 with two RBIs against Florida State on May 6.

Prior to Wake Forest: Four-year letterwinner at American Heritage of Delray HS ... Batted .425 and belted 12 home runs over his four-year scholastic career ... Started all four years, two years at shortstop and two at third base ... Served as team captain for three seasons ... Named team MVP after sophomore and junior years ... Led team in hitting each of those years as well ... Two-time all-county honoree ... Played summer ball for the nationally-ranked Coral Spring Pokers ... Participated in Perfect Game World Wood Bat Showcase ... Named to the honor roll every quarter of high school.

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