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Kelly Smith
Kelly Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Friendswood, Texas

Last College:
McLennan Community College

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R


05/28/2014

2014 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

05/04/2014

Luna Homers in Season Finale

MSU falls 6-2 at Northwestern

05/02/2014

Spartans Play Final Regular-Season Series at Northwestern

Final B1G Series on Tap

04/27/2014

Spartans Fall to Huskers on Senior Day

No. 19 Huskers Sweep Series

04/26/2014

No. 19 Nebraska's Late Rally Downs MSU, 6-0

Four-run sixth blows open a 1-0 game

10/03/2012

Michigan State Softball vs. Lansing Community College

Michigan State softball takes on Lansing Community College in a fall doubleheader at Secchia Stadium on Sept. 23.

Game-by-Game Statistics: 2013 | 2014
Career Statistics/Career Highs

SENIOR (2014): Academic All-Big Ten selection and Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner ... Appeared in 42 games, getting 26 starts ... Was behind the plate in the final eight games of the season ... Hit .158 with two doubles and two home runs, posting seven RBI and working 13 walks ... Came in as a pinch hitter in two of the three games at the Stetson Invitational (2/7-9) ... Delivered MSU's only hit in a loss to No. 3 Washington (2/15) ... Earned her first field start against No. 11 Oklahoma, (2/16), going 2-for-3 at the plate ... Served as the designated player in each of the first two games of the South Carolina Invitational, going 1-for-2 with an RBI against UNC-Wilmington (2/21) ... Started in center field against Georgetown (2/23), going 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI as she socked a two-run homer to center in the third inning ... Went 1-for-4 with a start in center field against Bethune-Cookman (3/1) ... Went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in a loss to Florida Atlantic in extra innings (3/7) ... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI against UIC (3/15) ... Started the game against Toledo in the outfield and moved to catch the final seven innings against Toledo (3/15), walking once and laying down a sacrifice bunt ... Caught all three games of the Ohio State series (3/21-22), and drew a walk in each game ... Hit her second home run of the season against Penn State (4/5), coming in as a pinch hitter in the fifth and hitting back-to-back shots with freshman Sarah Gutknecht ... Delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in the first game vs. Indiana (4/9) ... Went 1-for-3 in the series finale against Michigan (4/13) ... Played her fourth game of the season behind the plate against CMU (4/23), with six putouts ... Was behind the plate for all three games in the Nebraska series (4/25-27), with three walks ...Caught all three games in the Northwestern series, walking twice and stealing two bases while gunning down two runners ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Posted a 4.98 ERA and 5-17 record, posting 94 strikeouts in 137.2 innings ... Finished ninth in the MSU career record book for career strikeouts (316) ... Threw four innings in the season opener against Stetson (2/7), allowing three earned runs, striking out six and allowing five hits ... Pitched a complete-game shutout against Rhode Island in the first game of a doubleheader (2/9), scattering three hits and striking out eight, six of them going down looking ... Threw 11.0 innings at the Littlewood Classic, going six innings against SIU-Edwardsville but just two innings against San Jose State and Washington and just one against Oklahoma ... Came on in relief in each of the first two games at the South Carolina Invitational (2/21-22), going 1 2/3 innings against both UNC-Wilmington and Boston University ... Took the loss in a tough outing against South Carolina (2/22) ... Earned a complete-game win over LIU-Brooklyn (3/1), allowing eight hits and striking out three ... Took the loss against FGCU (3/2), striking out three and walking three in an 8-0 run-rule loss ... Entered in relief against Florida Atlantic (3/4), allowing four runs (none earned) on four hits as the Owls rallied from a 5-0 deficit to win 6-5 in eight innings ... Threw three innings against Florida Atlantic in a meeting of the teams in the Owls' spring break tournament, striking out two and allowing four runs in a 4-2 extra-inning loss where she struck out two and walked two ... Struck out four in a three-inning relief effort against Hofstra, holding a 1-0 win to pick up her second save of the year (3/8) ... Threw two innings and allowed one hit in a loss to Virginia Tech (3/8) ... Entered in relief against UIC, walking one and striking out four (3/15) ... Went seven innings in the second game of the day against Toledo in the Hoosier Classic, scattering 10 hits over seven innings and allowing two runs and just one extra-base hit, striking out four ... Limited a hot-hitting Ohio State team to just five hits in the season finale against the Buckeyes (3/22) after OSU had 18 and 14 hits in the first two games, respectively ... Pitched a complete game in the first of three contests against Purdue (3/28) ... Threw a complete game against Penn State (4/6), her seventh of the year, scattering nine hits and striking out two ... Threw six innings in the nightcap vs. Indiana (4/9), scattering eight hits and striking out three ... Had a season-best nine strikeouts in her first career no-hitter against Eastern Michigan (4/16), the 20th no-hitter in school history ... Tossed a pair of complete game shutout victories at Iowa (4/18, 4/20), striking out eight and six, respectively ... Earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors on April 21 after her performances vs. EMU and Iowa ... Started the home midweek game against CMU, going four innings and striking out four ... Threw a complete game against Nebraska (4/26), and threw two innings against the Huskers in the series finale (4/27) ... Allowed 14 hits over six innings in her two starts against Northwestern (5/2, 5/4) ... Threw 1 1/3 innings of relief in the Big Ten Tournament game against Northwestern (5/8).

JUNIOR (2013): Recorded an 18-16 record on the season...Appeared in 41 games...Pitched 20 complete games...Notched 222 strikeouts, to sit at third in the MSU single-season record book...Earned a spot at seventh in the record book for 18 wins in a single season...Spent 205 innings on the mound...Tallied six shutouts...Started in 31 games...Compiled a 2.97 ERA...Allowed 101 runs, 87 earned...Struck out 10 batters at Stetson (2/8), against UIC (2/15), and against Niagara (3/5)...Struck out 11 batters against Northern Iowa (2/17) and Illinois (4/26)...Struck out a season high of 14 batters against Ball State (3/2)...Named Big Ten Pitcher of the week on April 1 after pitching 17 innings in the series against Indiana, striking out 20 batters and allowing only one earned run, two runs total, eight hits and a .041 ERA.


Prior to MSU: Spent one year at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas...Compiled a 16-10 record with a 1.11 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 170 2/3 innings pitched this past season...Spent one year at Southern Mississippi...Owned a 2-3 record with a 3.66 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings pitched.

Highschool: A three-year letterwinner at Friendswood (Texas) High School under Coach Kevin Parr...Owns both the school's career strikeout record with 659 and the single-season record with 330...In 2010, went 21-8 with a 0.95 ERA and nine shutouts en route to setting the single-season strikeout record...Earned 2010 first-team Class 4A all-state honors...Named first-team all-district and first-team all-county in 2010...Garnered team MVP and defensive player of the year awards in 2010...In 2009, fanned 307 batters and had a 1.49 ERA with a 13-14 record...Earned second-team all-district and all-county accolades in 2009.

Personal: From Midland, Mich....Plans to major in interdisciplinary studies in social sciences major.

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