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Mount Marty Signs Multi-Position Player to Baseball Roster


Published Date3\26\2013
Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the commitment of Danny Smith of Oyens, Iowa to attend Mount Marty College this fall and participate in the baseball program.

Smith, a 6'4" left-handed pitcher, first baseman, and outfielder, is set to graduate from Remsen-Union High School this spring. He heads into his senior year already earning three varsity letters in baseball. Last summer, Smith was named 1st Team All-Conference with a 4-4 record and 2 saves as a pitcher with a 2.41 earned run average. He also allowed only 37 hits in 58 innings while striking out 124 batters. Smith recorded at least 10 strikeouts in each game that he started as a pitcher and excelled on offense recording 24 hits with 15 runs, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, and 14 runs batted in while batting .296. His sophomore year was equally as impressive with a 5-2 record as a pitcher with a 3.21 earned run average and struck out 55 batters in 48 innings. Offensively, he batted .293 while recording 7 doubles.

Mount Marty College head baseball coach, Andy Bernatow, is excited to announce the commitment of Smith to the Lancer Baseball program. “This is a great signing for the baseball program. We are in need of pitching, especially left-handed pitching. Danny has the potential to be a power arm for us and his ceiling is really high as a pitcher. He has also been really productive offensively. Over the years Mount Marty has done well with players that can play a position and pitch and we're going to give Danny an opportunity to do both. Coach Nelson was the first to spot Danny at a try-out camp in Akron, Iowa this past summer and I was then able to see Danny play in Sioux City this past fall. We both walked away very impressed with his ability level. Danny attended our pitching camp this past February and we again were very impressed. He has the potential to provide an immediate impact for us at the varsity level. I am eager for Danny to get to campus and excited that he is going to be a Lancer."

The son of Steve and Shari Smith, Danny Smith will major in recreational management at Mount Marty College. Smith will receive an academic incentive scholarship in addition to his baseball award at Mount Marty.

For more information on Mount Marty College's baseball program please visit www.mmclancers.com or contact head coach, Andy Bernatow at abernatow@mtmc.edu.