Career Game Highs
COACH CORBIN QUOTE: Kyle is a very good combination of size, strength and usable speed. He showed great promise last year when he was inserted into the lineup. Because of his athleticism, he gives us the option of using him in the outfield or infield. He has a very even disposition that lends itself to being successful athletically and academically. He is a team-oriented kid in every way.
2014 - Struck out as a pinch hitter vs. Texas in College World Series... Extended slump to 0-for-32 with 0-for-2 outing vs. Ole Miss 5/22 at SEC Tournament... Lined out to third as a pinch hitter at Florida 5/10... Struck out in his only at-bat vs. MTSU 4/15... Struck out as a pinch hitter vs. Texas A&M 4/13... Came off the bench to go 0-for-3 with one run at Tennessee 4/5... Started at first base against UT-Martin 4/1 going 0-for-3 with a run scored... Struck out as a pinch hitter vs. Kentucky 3/30... Grounded into a fielder's choice in his only at-bat at Mississippi State 3/23... Started in left field and went 0-for-3 in loss at Mississippi State 3/22... Grounded out in his lone at-bat at Mississippi State 3/21... Went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter against LSU 3/15 G2... Struck out as a pinch hitter vs. LSU 3/15 G1... Struck out in his only at-bat vs. Eastern Illinois 3/11... Started in left field and went 0-for-2 with a sac fly vs. Winthrop 3/9... Flew out to right field as a pinch hitter vs. Winthrop 3/8... Grounded out as a pinch hitter vs. Winthrop 3/7... Went 0-for-3 in win at MTSU 3/5... Flew out to right field as a pinch hitter vs. Tennessee Tech 3/4... Went 0-for-2 with a walk against Stanford 3/2... Struck out in both of his at-bats vs. WKU 2/25... Remained perfect on the season with a career-best three-hit game going 3-for-3 with a career-high four runs scored against UIC 2/23 in his first start of the season... Came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with a double, two RBI, and run scored in win vs. UIC 2/21... Singled up the middle in his first at-bat of the season to drive in a run in win against Lipscomb 2/19.
2013 - Provided some pop off the bench for the Commodores as a freshman hitting four home runs and driving in 16 runs in 22 games... Scored a run and went 0-for-2 in win vs. South Carolina 5/23 at SEC Tournament... Started at third base going 0-for-3 with a run scored in win over Alabama 5/18... Went 0-for-4 with a run scored in loss to Alabama 5/17... Came off the bench to go 2-for-3 with his fourth homer of the year and second in as many games in win over Alabama 5/16... Started his first career game at third base going 2-for-4 with his third home run of the year in win over Belmont 5/14... Went 0-for-1 coming off the bench to play first base in win at Kentucky 5/11... Went 0-for-1 in his first action of the season at third base in win vs. Presbyterian 5/8... Started in left field but left after running into wall and sustaining multiple injuries vs. Missouri 4/13... Belted his second home run of the year with a solo shot over the center field fence in win over Missouri 4/12... Scored twice and stole his first career base in win vs. UT-Martin 4/9... Singled and walked twice in win at Ole Miss 4/6... Walked twice and went 0-for-1 against MTSU 4/2... Had a career day in win over Tennessee 3/31 getting his first career start in left field in his first SEC game and hitting a grand slam for his first career home run to put VU in the lead... Flew out as a pinch hitter at Oregon 3/8... Made his collegiate debut on the mound with one scoreless inning against Evansville 2/27 walking the first two batters but striking out the final bat- ter... Earned his first start as the designated hitter against Arkansas State 2/26 striking out three times... Knocked in a career-best four runs with a RBI-double and three-run triple in win over Monmouth 2/24... Picked up his first career hit with a RBI-single against Monmouth 2/23... Struck out as a pinch hitter against Central Arkansas 2/20... Fanned as a pinch hitter in his only at-bat against Long Beach State 2/16... Flew out to right field in his first collegiate at-bat against LBSU 2/15.
HIGH SCHOOL - Two-time All-District, All-Region and All-State performer, District right-handed pitcher of the year in 2011, District Tournament MVP in 2011, District MVP in 2012... Team won four straight District and Region titles from 2009-12... Holds he Mt. Juliet HS record for strikeouts in a game with 17 vs. Independence HS... Lettered four years in baseball and was team co-captain as a senior.
ACADEMICS - Smith is undecided on a major and was a SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll selection as a freshman.
PERSONAL - Kyle Robert Smith.. Born 10/14/93... Son of Bobby and Rondy Smith... Has one brother, Daniel... Mother received her doctorate degree from Vanderbilt in 1996... Favorites include Connor Harrell (baseball player), Atlanta Braves (baseball team), Bubba Watson (non-baseball athlete), Four Brothers, The Departed, Shooter and Contraband (movies), Duck Dynasty (TV show), Mark Wahlberg (actor), yogurt parfait from Munchie Mart (late night snack)... Lists cleaning as his oddest talent... Uses the word drive to describe himself... Roommates with Brian Miller, John Norwood and Walker Buehler... Chose Vanderbilt for "best of the best coaching staff, proximity to home and best place to grow personally and athletically."