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2005-06 Baseball
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Graig Smith
Graig Smith

POS.C
B/TR/R
HT.5-8
WT.150
YR.Jr.
HOMETOWNVenice, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLVenice

Junior Appeared in 38 games, making 32 starts at catcher…Hit .308 and drove in 20 runs and scoring 24…Picked up 36 hits and was a perfect 4-for-4 stealing bases…Had eight multi-hit games… Threw out 17 of 29 runners attempting to steal a base... Had one of his best games as an Eagle in the opening game of the regional, going 4-for-5 with a double and a pair of RBI.

 

Sophomore - Named to 2006 Independents Collegiate Athletic Association Honorable Mention...Started 55 games at catcher taking over for the injured Jason Cooper...Hit .309 with 55 hits and 32 RBI...Third on the team with 15 doubles...Hit three homers and one triple...Only committed five errors behind the plate all year...Finished with .988 fielding percentage...Threw out 22 runners attempting to steal a base and picked off 11...Stole four bases of his own.

 

Freshman - Played in 43 games with 37 starts while hitting .265...Graig scored 44 runs and had a .992 fielding percentage.

 

Prior to FGCU - Played at Venice High for coach Craig Faulkner...Third-team all-state and first-team all-area as a senior...Two-year Defensive Player of Year at Venice...named team Most Valuable Player as junior and team Defensive Player as junior and senior...Played on Indians first-ever final four team in 2001. 

 

Personal - Majoring in Health Science...Favorite sport moment is when he hit a double to tie the game in the 6th inning against Lynn in the first round of the 2006 regional playoffs...Favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez...Favorite sport to watch is baseball...Favorite sport movie is the Sandlot...Favorite book is Moneyball...One thing that no one knows about him is that he was born in New York...His career aspiration is to be successful.

CAREER STATS

Year       Avg       GP  GS  AB  2B  3B        HR       RBI       BB       SO       SB       ATT 
2005  .265  43  37  117  44  31  25  29  21 
2006  .309  56  55  178  41  55  15  32  21  24 
2007  .308  38  32  117  24  36  20  13  18 
Total  .296  137       124       412       109       122       27       77  63  63  16  18