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Jimmy Pickens delivered an RBI single up the middle in the bottom of the 11th to give MSU a 2-1 win.
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in seven games and started in three, all as the designated hitter ... Recorded his first collegiate hit and scored two runs against Siena (4/5) ... Knocked in a run with a sac fly against Eastern Illinois (3/2).
2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in five games for the Spartans . . . recorded his first career hit against Penn State (5/16) . . . scored a run versus Indiana (5/12) . . . had his first career plate appearance as a pinch hitter April 9th against Western Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner under Coach Dave Hall at Perrysburg High School . . . led the Northern Lakes League his senior year with seven home runs . . . also compiled a .344 batting average and drove in a team-high 25 runs to go along with 38 runs and 13 stolen bases this spring . . . posted an OPS of 1.077 (.644 slugging percentage and .433 on-base percentage) . . . first-team all-state, all-district, all-county and all-league selection in 2012 . . . was a team captain as a senior . . . helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a Division I state runner-up finish and a 26-4 record as a junior in 2011 . . . hit a home run in the state semifinals at Huntington Park in Columbus to help lead Perrysburg to the state championship game . . . all-district, all-league and all-county selection in 2011 . . . played in the Mizuno All-Ohio Series and the Heartland Classic last summer . . . and also played football for three seasons and golf for two seasons in high school . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Arizona State, Pepperdine, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Toledo and Miami-Ohio.
PERSONAL: son of Rick and Jill Smith . . . born Dec. 30, 1993 . . . his father, Rick, was recently inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.