Kyle Smith 39
Kyle  Smith
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Old Hickory, Tenn.

High School:
Mt. Juliet

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
10/14/1993

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

 

05/18/2016

Alternative commencement ceremony held for student-athletes

Ceremony held Tuesday afternoon

05/18/2016

Commodores host Auburn on final weekend of regular season

Campbell, Smith to be honored this weekend

04/09/2016

Tigers edge Commodores

Offense struggles in loss

03/29/2016

Commodores ease by Bruins at First Tennessee Park

Four-run sixth pushes Dores by Belmont

03/27/2016

Vanderbilt hammers Mizzou to finish sweep

Reynolds homers twice in win

05/21/2016

Howell's Photos

Vanderbilt vs. Auburn on the final day of the 2016 regular season

04/19/2016

Green's Photos

Vanderbilt rallied by Central Arkansas 8-6 on Tuesday night at Hawkins Field.

04/02/2016

Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina (Howell)

Vanderbilt baseball action Saturday afternoon at Hawkins field.

03/31/2016

Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina (Howell)

Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina in baseball action Thursday night at Hawkins Field.

03/29/2016

Vanderbilt vs. Belmont (Russell)

Vanderbilt takes on Belmont in baseball Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.

Honors
• 2012-2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Career Game Highs
Hits: *3, last 3/12 vs. Xavier
Runs: 4, 2/23/14 vs. UIC
RBI: *4, last 3/31/13 vs. Tennessee
Walks: 3, 3/31/13 vs. Tennessee
HRs: *1, last 3/12 vs. Xavier
Strikeouts: 4, 2/27 vs. UIC
Stolen Bases: *1, last 3/9 vs. Radford

COACH CORBIN QUOTE: Kyle provides a great deal of strength to the team from both a mental and physical standpoint. He has taken on the important role of modeling and leading a team… and has done it well. Kyle spent the summer at Vanderbilt training and his investment has paid dividends. He has spent most of the fall training at first base, but his athleticism allows him to play either corner outfield spot.

2016 - Went 0-for-3 in win at Tennessee 4/22... Started at 1B and went 0-for-3 in loss to Kentucky 4/17... Walked and went 0-for-4 in win at LSU 4/9... Went 0-for-2 in loss at LSU 4/8... Doubled and walked in loss at LSU 4/7 starting fourth game in left field... Struck out twice in loss to South Carolina 4/1... Went 0-for-3 in win over South Carolina 3/31... Knocked in a run for the second straight game in win over Belmont 3/29 scoring a run and going 1-for-2... Scored twice and singled twice in win at Missouri 3/27... Went 0-for-3 in win at Missouri 3/26... Struck out twice in win vs. Mississippi State 3/20... Went 0-for-3 vs. Mississippi State 3/19... Doubled as a pinch hitter in loss to Mississippi State 3/18 in SEC Opener... Knocked in a run for the third time in four games in win over Xavier 3/13 starting his first game of the season in LF... Posted his third three-hit game of the season in win vs. Xavier 3/12, scoring two runs and driving in three runs, including his third homer of the year... Singled and scored in win over Radford 3/9... Matched a career-high with three hits in win over Radford 3/8 scoring two runs and driving in a run... Struck out twice in win at Stanford 3/3... Went 0-for-3 in first game at Stanford 3/3... Scored a run in win over UIC 2/28... Struck out a career-high four times in win over UIC 2/27... Stole home in win over UIC 2/26 going 1-for-3... Singled in win over EIU 2/24... Walked twice and scored a run against UT Martin 2/23... Crushed his second home run in as many games with a solo shot to left in win over San Diego 2/21... Smashed his first homer of the season with a two-run shot against San Diego 2/20 going 3-for-3 with two runs scored... Walked twice after earning the opening day nod at first base against San Diego 2/19.

2015 - Walked and struck out twice as the DH in loss at Alabama 5/16... Struck out as a pinch hitter vs. Tennessee 3/27... Walked once and stole a base along with a pair of strikeouts in win over Illinois State 2/27... Struck out as a pinch hitter vs. Tennessee 3/27... Walked once and stole a base along with a pair of strikeouts in win over Illinois State 2/27... Struck out as a pinch hitter against Indiana State 2/20 in Port Charlotte, Fla. in his season debut.

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 - Interdisciplinary: Crime and Society major... 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), Bill Dance Outdoors (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 Jeren Kendall, Joey Abraham and Jordan Sheffield... Chose Vanderbilt “to play for the best coaching staff in the country and grow as a person as well as a player.”

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