38 - Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith
Birth Date: 08/31/1987
Height: 6-2
Weight: 208
Year: Junior
Hometown: North Hampton, N.H.
High School: St. John's Prep
Position: P
2009: Did not play due to injury.

2008: Became one of the most reliable options out of the Yale bullpen, pitching in 18 games and tossing 26 innings in relief...Posted a 1-0 record and tallied one save...Shut down Appalachian State in his first appearance of the year on March 9, allowing just one hit and no runs over 3.2 innings...Earned first collegiate win on April 9, pitching a perfect fifth inning in Yale's 12-4 victory over Sacred Heart...Pitched a perfect 11th inning at Dartmouth on April 20, earning his first career save in the Bulldogs' 8-7 win.

2007: Pitched 13 innings of relief, appearing in nine games...Didn't allow a run over his final six appearances, allowing just three hits during that seven-inning span...Struck out three in 2.2 innings vs. Illinois on March 18...Was one of five pitchers to combine for a 13-0 shutout at Harvard on April 25.

Stuper Says: "Matthew threw extremely well last year. He always comes in and challenges hitters by getting ahead in the count. He is versatile and could fill a number of roles from starter to closer. We will have to find the spot where he can help the team most. He is one of the most important guys on our staff."

Getting to Know Matthew

Parents' Names: Ben and Cindy Smith
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Best Athletic Moment: Beating No. 5 South Carolina
Favorite MLB Team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite MLB Player: Jonathan Papelbon
Favorite Quote: "Relax, all right? Don't try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic." - Crash Davis
Pregame Superstition: Never touch the lines

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2007....  6.92   0-0     9   0   0   0/1     0   13.0   18   11   10    2    6   4   0   2    56   .346   0   1   0   1  0
2008....  4.85   1-0    18   0   0   0/1     1   26.0   30   15   14    6   12   6   2   4   113   .297   0   3   1   2  0
TOTAL...  5.54   1-0    27   0   0   0/2     1   39.0   48   26   24    8   18  10   2   6   169   .314   0   4   1   3  0

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