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  Sunny Smith
Sunny Smith

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pleasant Grove, Utah

High School:
Pleasant Grove HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R

Utah: Started the majority of the games last season at catcher ... will lead the battery this season ... best defensive catcher on the team, was also one of the Utes' best hitters last season.

1999: Second-team all-WAC ... 13 multiple-hit games ... 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI against No. 21 Florida State (Feb. 12) ... 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI against No. 23 Iowa on Mar. 13 ... season-best five-game hitting streak included a great doubleheader at San Jose State on Mar. 27 ... went 5-for-7 with two doubles, two home runs and three runs scored ... 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBI against Hawai'i on Apr. 17 ... went 4-for-8 with two RBI in a doubleheader against No. 2 Fresno State on May 1 ... solo home run against Christa Williams of No. 7 Texas in the first game of the year ... also hit home runs against No. 22 Minnesota (Feb. 26), Colorado State (Apr. 21) and No. 2 Fresno State (May 2).

1998: Played and started in 56 of the 57 games as a catcher and designated player ... had the sixth-best batting average on the team at .304 ... hit .330 during the WAC season to rank 20th in the conference ... second on the team with five home runs, 10 doubles and a .484 slugging percentage ... was third on the team with 36 RBI ... had four home runs and 24 RBI during the 32-game WAC season to rank eighth and fifth, respectively, in the league in those two categories ... season-best seven-game hitting streak from April 25 through May 2 ... had a home run in a 2-1 Utah win over No. 3 Fresno State on May 2 ... two-run home run in the first game of a doubleheader against San Jose State on May 1 ... went 4-for-6 with two doubles, a triple, three runs and four RBI in the two games against the Spartans ... hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to give Utah a 5-2 win over New Mexico on April 18 ... hit a two-run homer at UNLV on March 6 ... 2-for-3 with two RBI in the season-opener against Ohio State in the Arizona State Coca-Cola Classic on Feb. 13 ... had a three-run double against Detroit Mercy on Feb. 14 in the Arizona State Coca-Cola Classic ... in a doubleheader against Tulsa on April 3, went 6-for-8 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI.

1997: Utilized primarily as a pinch hitter and designated player ... played in 32 games and started 10 ... hit .244 with one home run and six RBI ... 14 putouts, two assists and no errors in the field ... hit a two-run home run in her first collegiate at bat against UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 14 ... 1-for-1 with an RBI single as a pinch hitter against Wichita State (March 28).

High School: 1994 All-American ... earned all-state recognition 1994-96 ... four-time all-region selection and three-time regional MVP ... Salt Lake Tribune Prep Athlete of the Week twice ... helped Pleasant Grove win the regional championship in '93 and '96 ... coached by Lisa Hall.

Personal: Daughter of James and Cindy Smith ... majoring in sociology ... born Oct. 9, 1977.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI S/SF BB SO SB-SBA AVG.
1997 32/10 45 5 11 0 0 1 6 4/0 1 6 0-0 .244
1998 56/56 161 22 49 10 2 5 36 6/4 11 20 1-1 .304
1999 54/54 161 24 50 16 0 9 30 3/3 9 30 0-0 .311
Totals 142/120 367 51 110 26 2 15 72 13/7 21 56 1-1 .300

Smith Up Close

  • Full Name: Sunny Smith
  • If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: All of my siblings
  • If I could go to any sporting event, it would be: The College World Series, but I'd want to be playing in it.
  • The CD or tape I listen to the most: Dixie Chicks
  • Hobbies: Writing poems and buying shoes
  • When I think of Utah softball, I think of: Laughter and craziness.
  • Why I wear the jersey number I do: My best friend passed it down to me when I was in high school
  • Favorite pre-game meal: Quaker Oats oatmeal
  • The most impressive person I have ever met: Lisa Hall

Career-Highs
AB: 6, vs. Hawaii (5/15/99)
Runs: 2, 6 times - Most Recent: vs. UNLV (5/14/99)
Hits: 4, at Tulsa (4/3/98)
RBI: 4, vs. UNLV (5/14/99)
BB: 1, 13 times - Most Recent: at Fresno State (5/13/99)
PO: 13, at UNLV (5/7/99)
Asst: 3, vs. UNLV (5/14/99)
2B: 2, at Tulsa (4/3/98)
3B: 1, vs. Pacific (2/20/98)
HR: 1, 15 times - Most Recent: vs. UNLV (5/14/99)
SH: 1, 10 times - Most Recent: vs. Colorado State (4/21/99)
SF: 1, 7 times - Most Recent: vs. San Diego State (5/13/99)

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