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University of Miami Athletics

Jake Smith

position

Right-handed Pitcher

Height

6-4

Weight

190 lbs.

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Chapel Hill, N.C.

High School

State College of Florida / Chipola / Chapel Hill

Jake Smith - Baseball - University of Miami Athletics

The asterisk next to 2020 and 2021 season bios indicate the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2020 to 2021 due to this NCAA ruling.

*Sophomore (2021): Appeared in 18 games, making seven starts as a right-handed pitcher…Went 3-1 with a 3.45 ERA over 47.0 innings pitched…Struck out 63 batters and walked just 14 while holding opponents to a .216 batting average…Made Miami debut at preseason No. 1 Florida, striking out a batter over 0.2 scoreless innings (Feb. 21)…Fanned two in a scoreless frame vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 28)…Struck out one in one inning of relief at NC State (Mar. 6)…Struck out the side in one inning at FGCU (Mar. 17)…Had three strikeouts over 2.2 scoreless innings at Virginia (Mar. 27)…Struck out two batters over 2.0 innings in win over Duke (Apr. 3)…Fanned three batters over two scoreless innings vs. FIU (Apr. 7)…Struck out season-high nine batters over three innings at Pitt (Apr. 10)…Made first career start vs. FGCU (Apr. 14), allowing one run over 2.1 innings…Tossed three scoreless innings vs. FGCU (Apr. 27) to earn first career win…Struck out seven over 2.2 innings at Boston College (May 2)…Fanned six over five shutout innings to beat App State (May 8)…Struck out six over five innings vs. Georgia Tech (May 15) to earn third win of the season…Had six strikeouts over 4.2 shutout innings in win at Louisville (May 21)…Fanned six over five scoreless innings vs. Duke in ACC tournament (May 27)…Made NCAA tournament debut vs. USF, striking out four over 3.1 innings (June 5).

*Sophomore (2020 – State College of Florida): Went5-1 with a 1.57 ERA and 59 strikeouts over 40.0 innings pitched, throwing two complete games…In conference games, had a 0.00 ERA and a .077 batting average against, striking out 25 batters over 16 innings…Named Pitcher of the Year…Made the Dean’s List.

True Freshman (2019 – Chipola): Made 20 appearances, including two starts, going 5-1 with a 4.66 ERA, 43 strikeouts and one save over 38.2 innings pitched…In conference play, went 2-0 with a 2.04 ERA and 16 strikeouts over 17.2 innings pitched…Helped Chipola reach JUCO World SeriesMade the President’s List.  

High School: Four-year letterman at Chapel Hill…Named Pitcher of the Year in 2017 and 2018…Two-time all-conference selection in 2017-18 and selected all-metro in 2018…As a senior, had nine wins, a 1.06 ERA and 85 strikeouts over 66.1 innings pitched…Won six games and added two saves, while posting a 0.58 ERA and 59 strikeouts over 48.2 innings pitched as a junior…Threw three complete games and one shutout in 2017 season…Drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 21stround of the 2018 MLB Draft.

Personal: Son of Chris and Lori Smith…Has one sister, Mackenzie…Uncle, David May, played basketball at North Carolina from 1987-89 and aunt, Lisa May, swam at Princeton…Majoring in sport administration.