Bucknell Baseball BIO
2 Brett Smith
Career: Started 191 consecutive games in center field ... finished career Bucknell's all-time leader in games played (199), games started (199), at bats (787) and hits (232) ... ranked second in runs scored (156), second in walks (93), seventh in triples (13) and ninth in total bases (299) ... 2014 Patriot League Rookie of the Year ... Second Team All-Patriot League (2014) ... 2x First Team All-Patriot League (2016 and 2017) ... 2017 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year ... Second Team All-ECAC (2017) ... Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American (2017) ... recipient of the Lee S. “Bud” Ranck Memorial Award, presented for outstanding spirit and contributions to the Bucknell athletic program.
2017 (Senior): Unanimous First Team All-Patriot League center fielder ... named the Patriot League's inaugural Defensive Player of the Year ... one of 10 national student-athletes to be named a Senior CLASS Award Finalist ... Second Team All-ECAC selection ... only Bison to start all 49 games ... batted in leadoff spot in lineup in 44 games ... hit .315 ... team-high 63 hits ranked fifth in the Patriot League ... team-best 37 runs ranked ninth in the league while his team-high 17 doubles were second ... 17 multi-hit outings and six multi-RBI performances ... reached base in 15 straight games from April 8 - April 23 ... finished the season on a seven-game hitting streak ... hit .376 (29-for-79) when leading off an inning ... hit .317 against righties and .303 against lefties ... went 20-for-59 (.339) against runners in scoring position ... batted .345 (19-for-55) with two outs, including a two-out, bottom of the ninth three-run home run in the Patriot League Championship ... hit .424 with eight RBIs and 20 runs scored in Bucknell victories.
2016 (Junior): First Team All-Patriot League center fielder ... one of two Bison to start all 52 games along with Joe Ogren ... batted in leadoff spot in lineup in all 52 games ... hit a team-best .343 to rank second in Patriot League ... team-high 74 hits ranked third in Patriot League and placed him sixth on program's single-season list ... tied for team lead with 39 runs scored ... led team with 13 stolen bases in 17 attempts ... totaled six doubles, seven triples, two home runs and 16 RBIs in 216 at bats ... ranked third on program's single-season list with 216 at bats ... ranked in top 10 in Patriot League in triples (1st, 7), hits (3rd, 74), stolen bases (3rd, 13), slugging percentage (6th, .463), runs scored (t-8th, 39) and on-base percentage (10th, .399) ... had a 22-game hitting streak March 27-April 26 ... also had a 12-game hitting streak from March 12-26 ... hit in 34 of 35 games during that stretch ... led team with 22 multi-hit games, including five outings with at least three hits ... ended season reaching base in six consecutive games ... 7-for-13 with three runs scored during Patriot League Semifinal Series at Navy ... named Bison Athlete of the Week April 4 after going 10-for-20 with seven runs scored in five games the previous week ... batting average remained above .300 all season ... hit .396 when leading off an inning ... fifth on team with nine two-out RBIs.
2015 (Sophomore): Team's leadoff hitter and starting center fielder for second straight year ... started all 46 games in center field ... hit .236 with 12 RBIs and ranked second on team with 34 runs scored ... also second on team with 26 walks ... tied for second on squad with five stolen bases ... third on team with 14 multi-hit games ... reached base in 15 consecutive games at one point ... had a six-game hitting streak in mid-March ... hit .302 with eight RBIs and 24 runs scored in Bucknell victories.
2014 (Freshman): Second Team All-Patriot League outfielder ... Patriot League Rookie of the Year ... hit .288 with 15 RBIs, 46 runs scored and 53 hits ... stole a team-high nine bases ... Patriot League Player of the Week April 1 after going 8-for-12 with two runs scored in series sweep of Navy to open league play ... started team-high 52 games ... team's starting center fielder ... missed only one game (at Mount St. Mary's) ... hitting as high as .343 in mid-April ... team-high 17 multi-hit games ... four straight multi-hit outings in March ... season-best six-game hitting streak in early April ... team's leadoff hitter, occupying that spot 51 times ... also hit eighth in lineup once ... scored multiple runs in a game 13 times ... ended season reaching base in 11 consecutive games, one shy of equaling season high ... ranked in top 10 in Patriot League in runs scored (46 - 1st), walks (28 - 1st), plate appearances (222 - 2nd), at bats (194 - 3rd), hits (53 - 7th), on-base percentage (.400 - 7th) and steal attempts (14 - 8th) ... hit .389 when leading off an inning.
High School: Graduated from Delone Catholic High School in 2013 ... four-year baseball and basketball letterwinner ... earned three letters in football ... baseball and basketball team captain as a senior ... two-year football team captain ... Second Team All-State in baseball in 2011 ... two-time Second Team All-State in basketball (2012, 2013) ... helped baseball team to 2013 PA District 3 AA title ... helped football squad to 2012 PA District 3 A title ... helped basketball team to 2012 and 2013 PA District 3 AA titles.
Personal: Brett J. Smith ... born Oct. 3, 1994 in Hanover, Pennsylvania ... son of James and Patricia Smith ... has two sisters, Lindsey and Jessica ... Lindsey played volleyball at Kutztown University ... Jessica played volleyball at York College ... majoring in mechanical engineering.
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