6 Erika Smyth  
Erika Smyth

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kent, Wash.

High School:
Kentlake HS

Position:
Infielder

Bats/Throws:
R/R


10/17/2014

Minnesota Sweeps Concordia-St. Paul

The Gophers defeated Concordia-St. Paul by scores of 10-0 and 13-0 in two run-rule decisions

09/05/2014

Gophers Hold 2014 Awards Banquet

Kaitlyn Richardson, Sara Moulton, Sara Groenewegen, and Erika Smyth won team awards Friday night

05/25/2014

Gophers' Season Ends With Loss to UO

Minnesota finishes with a 44-12 record

05/03/2014

Gophers Top Purdue in Five Innings, 9-1

Minnesota improved to 37-9 overall 15-5 in the Big Ten wi

04/26/2014

Gophers Sweep Senior Day Twin Bill

Minnesota run-ruled Penn State by 9-0 and 16-2 scores in its final pair of conference home games

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2014 JUNIOR SEASON:
Academic All-Big Ten • named Minnesota's Teammate of the Year, as voted upon by the members of the team • appeared in 15 games with a pair of starts at second base • hit for a .455 average with a .545 slugging percentage • scored four runs • stole a base on her only attempt of the season against Coastal Carolina (March 15) • drove in two runs against Penn State (April 26) • notched an RBI double against Purdue (May 3) • hit a single in super regional play at Oregon (May 25) • was two-for-three at the plate against ranked opponents and was four-for-six as a pinch hitter on the year • posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Started all 55 games, primarily at second base • tied for the team lead with two triples on the season • batted .186 • seventh in the Big Ten with 11 sacrifice bunts • 2-for-2 with a run vs. Texas Tech (Feb. 9) • hit a home run vs. Illinois State (Feb. 15) • batted 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI vs. Middle Tennessee State (March 1) • hit an RBI triple at Stanford (March 8) • went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run at Northwestern (March 30) • hit a three-run home run at Ohio State (April 28) • hit a two-run double against Indiana (May 4) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2012 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Started all 53 games at second base • had a .210 batting average and blasted four home runs • notched a two-run single against CSU Bakersfield (Feb. 12) for her first-career hit • went 2-for-3 against North Carolina (Feb. 25) • tallied a double versus Ohio (March 3) • went 3-for-4 with five RBI and notched her first-career home run in the series finale against Illinois (March 24) • recorded a two-run double in the series opener against Northwestern (Apr. 14) • belted a three-run homer in the series finale against Penn State (Apr. 29) • went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the series opener against Purdue (May 5) • capped off the Purdue series (May 6) with a 2-for-2 effort at the plate • notched her fourth homer of the season in Game Two of the Iowa series (May 12).

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduate of Kentlake High School • earned First Team All-League honors as a junior in 2010 • hit .447 and stole 17 bases in 2010 • four-time letterwinner in softball • coached by Greg Kaas • also played with the Washington Ladyhawks 18 Gold club team.

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO OBP SF SH SB-ATT PO A FLD
2012 .210 53-53 124 18 26 5 0 4 21 43 .347 14 0 25 .284 3 10 0-2 100 83 .973
2013 .186 55-55 129 14 24 5 2 2 18 39 .302 14 1 20 .269 1 11 2-2 87 77 .970
2014 .455 15-2 11 4 5 1 0 0 3 6 .545 0 0 1 .455 0 0 1-1 4 4 1.000
TOTAL .208 123-110 264 36 55 11 2 6 42 88 .333 28 1 46 .283 4 21 3-5 191 164 .973