2013 (So.) Has pitched in three games with one start ... Pitched a hitless two innings before surrendering five runs on three hits and three walks in first career start vs. UC Irvine (2/15) ... Threw 3.1 shutout innings and three strikeouts while allowing only one hit vs. UCLA (2/23) ... Made BU's opening day start and has earned saves in Baylor's first two wins vs. Texas State (2/19) & UCLA (2/23).
Earned Big 12 All-Freshman Team honors after pitching in 14 games, all in relief ... Held opponents without an earned run in eight of 14 appearances, allowed one earned run or less in 12 of 14 outings ... One of eight pitchers to record a save, only freshman ... Had hits in two of three at-bats, played at second base in late innings of one game ... Made collegiate debut by working hitless ninth inning to close out win at No. 22 UCLA (2/24) ... Worked scoreless eighth inning and had pinch-hit single at Sam Houston State (3/21) ... Combined on shutout and earned first career save by pitching 3.0 innings of scoreless relief vs. Kansas (3/24) ... Notched third win with 4.1 innings of relief and one earned run allowed vs. Louisiana-Monroe (4/10) ... Had hit in only at-bat vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4/18) ... Picked up win in series finale of sweep vs. No. 2 Texas A&M by working 2.2 shutout innings of relief ... Recorded third win by holding No. 25 New Mexico State (4/28) scoreless in 3.2 innings of relief.
Pitched and played shortstop for coach Paul Offil at Midway High School in Waco, Texas ... Helped 2011 team to 33-4 record and District and Area championships as senior ... Named 2011 District 8-4A Defensive Player of the Year ... Earned second-team 2010 Super Centex honors as pitcher ... Went 6-0 with 1.03 ERA on mound as junior, helping team to 24-12 record and Regional championship ... Two-year letterwinner at quarterback on MHS football team ... Earned District 8-4A Offensive Player of the Year and honorable mention all-state honors after leading team to 12-1 record and 2010 Area championship as senior ... Threw for 2,596 yards with 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Full name is Ryan Carr Smith ... Born June 11, 1992, in Starkville, Miss. ... Son of Steve and Melinda Smith ... Father is in 19th season as head coach of Baylor baseball team ... General Studies major.