Career Honors and Records:
Summer 2008: Played for the Maxim Yankees, an independent collegiate team ... Went 2-1 with a 1.13 ERA in 12 relief appearances with five saves ... Allowed a .175 batting average against.
2008 (Junior): Selected All-Big 12 Honorable Mention as well as Academic All-Big 12 ... Named to the College Baseball Foundation's National All-Star Lineup for the week of May 7 ... Made 34 appearances out of the bullpen, which ranks as the fourth-most by a Jayhawk pitcher ... Went 5-5 with a 3.73 ERA with 10 saves in 60 1/3 innings pitched ... Walked just 12 compared to 51 strikeouts ... Allowed just one walk in his first 17 appearances, spanning 25 1/3 innings ... Struck out five in three innings of work against CCSU (3/20) ... Collected saves in four straight appearances: CCSU (3/20), UMBC (3/21), Northwestern (3/23) and Chicago State (3/25) ... Also struck out five in three innings against No. 8 Wichita State (4/1) ... Pitched 3 2/3 innings to pick up win against Texas Tech (4/13) ... Earned three saves and a win in a mid-week game with Missouri (4/29) and a three-game series with Oklahoma (5/2-4).
Summer 2007: Went 1-0 with five saves and a 1.44 ERA in 15 appearances for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaskan Baseball League ... Walked seven and struck out 14 batters in 25 innings ... Allowed just two extra base hits and four earned runs ... Teammate of current Jayhawk Hiarali Garcia.
2007 (Sophomore): Selected All-Big 12 Honorable Mention as well as Academic All-Big 12 ... His 32 appearances were the sixth-most in a single season by a Jayhawk pitcher ... His 1.60 ERA was tied for sixth-best in a single-season in Kansas history (minimum 25 innings pitched)... Had the fifth-most single-season saves in Kansas history with seven ... Tied a career high with four strikeouts against Missouri (3/30) ... Did not allow an earned run until his 10th appearance (10.2 innings) ... Picked up his first win of the season by allowing only one run in 4.2 innings of relief against Texas A&M (3/17).
Summer 2006: Made 15 relief appearances for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League ... Went 1-1 with a 2.15 ERA in 29.2 innings ... Struck out 26 while walking 11 and allowing a .192 batting average ... Teammate of current Jayhawks Brock Simpson and Andy Marks.
2006 (Freshman): Made 36 relief appearances for KU ... Finished with a 5-1 record, a 6.13 ERA and 37 strike outs in 54.1 innings ... Had four wins and a 3.14 ERA in 17 games at Hoglund Ballpark ... Struck out four hitters in 3.1 innings of work against Missouri (3/31) ... Threw 2.2 innings of scoreless relief to pick up his first collegiate win against Texas Tech (4/7) ... Picked up first career save against North Dakota State (4/12) ... Earned second win of the season against Kansas State (4/21) ... Pitched 2.2 innings of relief against Bradley for a win (5/13).
Atascadero HS: Lettered three seasons in baseball ... Finished senior season with 10 wins, which tied for third in all-time victories for a Hounds player in one season ... Was chosen to the All-CIF Southern Section Division II First Team in in 2004 and 2005 ... Coached by Jim Greenman ... Two-time team captain ... Was named Conference Pitcher of the Year as a junior after going 7-4 with three saves in 29 games with a league best 2.10 ERA ... Also hit .330 with 20 RBI as a junior ... His 44 hits as a sophomore set a new single-season record ... Played for the Firestone Rangers 2003 USABF World Series Championship team ... Set summer team records in saves (13), games (55), innings pitched (107.2) and strikeouts (108) while tying the record with 13 wins ... Played soccer on the varsity team as a freshman ... Three time scholar athlete and Scholastics All-CIF selection.
Personal: Parents are Paul and Irma Smyth ... Majoring in business marketing.