Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

Player Profile


Gilbert, Ariz.

High School:

Last College:
Arizona Western JC





Senior ('08): Signed as a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in June 2008...Posted a 5-2 record in 14 appearances and 13 games started with an ERA of 5.01...started, and won, a 3-2 decision over TCU in the Mountain West Conference Tournament on May 22, earning UNM its first appearance in the league's tournament championship game...struck out eight batters in that game, working 8.2 innings, with two runs, one earned, on seven hits...named to the MWC All-Tournament Team...finished second on the team with 58 strikeouts over 73.2 innings pitched ...threw a complete game on April 13 against Air Force, scattering 10 hits with three runs and seven strikeouts...fanned eight over six innings at Texas State on March 6.

Junior ('07): In the MWC, ranked second in losses (9), third in innings pitched (107.0), fourth in starts (16) and sixth in strikeouts (71) and strikeouts looking (25) ... took home MWC Player of the Week honors May 14 ... threw 2.0 innings with a team-high three strikeouts at Texas Tech (2/6) ... struck out three in 6.0 innings at Arizona (2/10) ... fanned four in 7.0 innings vs. Illinois State (2/17) ... earned his first win, going 6.0 innings with two strikeouts vs. Texas State (2/24) ... struck out three in 6.0 innings vs. Oregon State (3/3) ... allowed just two runs in 6.0 innings vs. Rhode Island (3/10), picking up the win while striking out four ... struck out a career-high seven batters vs. Utah (3/24) ... didn't allow a single walk in 7.1 innings vs. San Diego State (3/31), picking up his third win, striking out five ... struck out four in 7.1 innings at San Diego State (4/6), matching his career high in innings thrown ... earned his fourth win, going 6 innings in the series opener at Air Force (4/15), allowing just two runs on 11 hits and two walks with two strikeouts ... earned his fifth win, allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 7 innings vs. Hawaii-Hilo (4/27) ... had a three-hit shutout vs. BYU (5/3) through 7 innings, striking out a career-high nine batters ... threw his second straight shutout through 7 innings, going on for a complete-game win vs. UNLV (5/10) ... struck out 5 in 7.0 innings at TCU (5/17) ... struck out eight with just one walk in 7.0 innings vs. BYU (5/24) at the MWC Tournament.

Arizona Western JC ('05-'06): Played two seasons for coach John Stratton, earning first team all-conference honors in 2006 ... went 10-1 with a 2.36 ERA as a sophomore ... was 5-7 with a 5.38 ERA as a freshman ... led his team to a 39-10 record in 2006.

High School: Lettered in baseball and football at Gilbert (Ariz.) High School ... first team all-Fiesta League honoree ... was 7-2 with a 2.06 ERA and a .350 batting average his senior season.

Personal: Born to Roger and Michele Smith in Harper Woods, Mich. on May 15, 1986 ... has one brother, Keith ... dad played baseball at McComb Community College ... likes pizza ... Detroit Tigers pitcher Kenny Rogers is his favorite athlete ... says his greatest thrill while playing sports has been meeting new people and winning ... majoring in Business Management.