12 - Rachel Smith
|High School:||Home Schooled|
2012 Season: Second Team All-Landmark Conference... started all 29 games, with 13 starts at pitcher/designated hitter, 10 starts at first, five at second, and one at third... batted .344 for the season... led the team with 33 hits, 20 runs scored, and 22 runs batted in... hit 16 doubles, setting a new Juniata single season record and eclipsing the previous mark that had stood for 10 seasons... also hit a pair of home runs... belted a walk-off grand slam home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead Juniata to a 12-9 win over Lycoming (4/11/2012)... she also hit a three-run homer earlier in the contest against Lyco, and finished the game 4-for-5 with three runs scored and a school-record nine RBI... paced the team with 10 multiple-hit games... tied for the team lead with four multiple-RBI games... tallied three RBI in a 3-for-5 effort against Penn State Berks (3/6/2012)... finished the season with a .992 fielding percentage, committing just one error in 132 chances... was Juniata’s game two pitcher, making 13 appearances and 13 starts... posted an 8.85 ERA over 68.0 innings pitched... logged 28 strikeouts against 27 walks.
2011 Season: Played in all 30 games in 2011 at a variety of positions around the field... logged 19 starts at first base, with nine more in the outfield and two more in the circle... batted .220 on the season, but hit .255 with runners aboard and .290 with runners in scoring position... tied for fifth on the team with 18 hits, five for extra bases... her six-game hitting streak following the spring break trip matched the longest by a Juniata player all season... her only home run of the season came in game one of the Penn State Harrisburg doubleheader (3/19/11)... belted a pair of doubles in the second game against Elizabethtown (4/6/11)... recorded a triple against Gwynedd Mercy (3/9/11) during Juniata’s spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.... second on the team with 11 runs batted in... four of her RBI were with two outs... her only multiple RBI performance was game against E-town on a 2-for-6 effort at the plate... finished the Elizabethtown doubleheader going 5-for-10 over two games for a 35-point jump in her batting average in one day... her best effort in the circle was a 3.0 inning appearance against Penn State Altoona (3/22/11), when she scattered five hits and struck out three while allowing one walk.
High school:Participating in athletics at Martinsburg High School, where she lettered in softball and tennis... named team MVP as a sophomore and senior, and was team captain during her final season... named team's Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman.
Personal: Daughter of Lee and Pam Smith... POE is business management.