Connor Smith Athlete Profile

#14 Connor Smith

Position: Left Hand Pitcher Height: 6-4 Weight: 165 Class: Freshman Hometown: Bakersfield, CA Last School: Bakersfield High School

Personal

  • Born in Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Parents are Rick and Kris Smith
  • Father was general manager for Single A Bakersfield Dodgers for 15 years.
  • Is an Eagle Scout
  • Majoring in communication disorders

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Bakersfield High where he was first team all-area, two-time all-league, three times all-area honorable mention
  • Twice selected as team captain and the school's most valuable player
  • Kearn Counth Baseball Player of the Month, three times
  • Had a 16-18 record with a 3.73 ERA, five saves and 269 strikeouts (12.5 average) and batted .320 in four years at BHS
  • Set school record when he struck out 16 in a 7-0 victory vs. Golden Valley HS
  • Struck out 15 batters in five innings in a 3-2 victory over two-time defending Valley Champion Stockdale HS
  • Senior Class President, voted by the faculty as "Most Respectful Student"
  • Presented the US Marine Corp Distinguished Athlete Award and President's Award for Academic Excellence
  • Recruited by UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly SLO, Hawai`i, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount, Oregon and Arizona State