Krystal Smith - Softball - University of Kentucky Athletics 11


  • class Senior
  • High school Stonewall Jackson

Junior (2013): Started in the infield in 49 of 58 games played … Started the year as the defensive option at third base before becoming the everyday second baseman after Dill was sidelined due to injury … Had three homers and two doubles for 12 RBI, while stealing two bases … Lone hit of the opening weekend came against Stanford before going 2-for-3 against highly ranked Washington … Walked twice and tapped home once versus UC Riverside … Blasted a homer against Western Michigan, going 1-for-2 while recording a RBI … Recorded a hit and a run in the LSU series … Went 1-for-1 with a double in the second game of the Mississippi State series … Had an RBI double at Louisville … Went 2-for-2 with a career high three RBI that gave the Cats the win over Florida … Went 1-for-4 with two RBI in both games of the MTSU doubleheader, smacking a homer in game two … Went 2-for-3 in game three of the Arkansas series … Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the win over Missouri … Went 2-for-4 in the series-clinching win over Alabama … Connected on her first postseason homer vs. Virginia Tech, driving in two during the winner’s bracket game of the Lexington Regional … Started both games in the Tempe Super Regional.

Sophomore (2012):Saw action in 41 games and made 29 starts on the year … Blasted a home run vs. UCLA in the final game of the series to couple with Ginny Carroll as the squad’s first back-to-back jacks of the year … Logged a single in the victory over Wright State … Went 2-3 vs. Stephen F. Austin including two RBI, a double, scoring a run and a walk in four plate appearances … Notched a double in the win over Nicholls State … Was 1-for-3 in the final game of the Alabama series … Tallied a home run, while driving in a pair of runs in the UK Invitational … Notched two singles in Auburn series … Recorded an RBI in a win over No. 10 Tennessee … Had a game-saving two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings in UK’s eventual comeback win over Arkansas.

Freshman (2011):Saw action in 20 games making one start at second base … Made her first career plate appearance in the loss to Memphis … Saw action in the win over Middle Tennessee State at the plate … Tapped home in a pinch-running situation in the win over North Dakota State … Made her first career start at second base in a win over SIUE … Recorded three putouts and an assist while registering her first career hit in the win … Tapped home as a pinch runner in the upset of Tennessee … Scored in another pinch-running situation in the series-clinching win over the Lady Vols … Came home to score a career-best two times in a win over Austin Peay … Had a pair of putouts at second base in a loss to No. 2 Georgia … Tapped home as a pinch runner in both of UK’s opening NCAA Tournament wins over Notre Dame and Michigan.

High School: A four-year starter and letterwinner for Stonewall Jackson High School … Named Cedar Run District Co-Player of the Year … First team All-Area after batting .414 in her senior season … Following her junior season, Smith was tabbed an All-Northwest Region team member as a second baseman … Also an All-Area selection in Prince William County and an All-Cedar Run District team member … Paced her squad with a sizzling .492 batting average and 30 runs scored … The Adidas Futures ranked her among the top-100 softball players in the country … Also played basketball at Stonewall Jackson where she helped lead her team to the Cedar Run District championship in 2008 … A member of the International Baccalaureate Program and served as the secretary for the Student Activities Leadership Council (SALC) … A member of the Spanish Honor Society and the national honor roll.

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