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Darien Smith




190 lbs








Jacksonville, Fla.




  • Made three starts for the Tom Sox, totaling 9.2 innings
  • Pitched to a 3.72 ERA and struck out 12 batters
  • Maintained a stellar .121 opponent batting average
  • Made first start against New Market, allowing one ER and one hit while striking out four (June 27)
  • Held the Generals to one hit in three innings on July 3, striking out four
  • Season-high 3.2 innings vs Winchester, allowing one earned run and striking out four (July 9)


  • Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year
  • Led Southeastern (NAIA) with 85.2 innings on the season, pitching to a solid 2.94 ERA and .203 opponent batting average en route to a NAIA World Series trip
  • Struck out 127 batters, fourth-most in NAIA
  • Five-straight starts allowing one or no earned runs to open the season
  • Struck out double-digit batters in six starts
  • Season-high 14 strikeouts against Webber International (March 17)
  • Did not allow an earned run in eight innings against Webber (May 6)
  • 13 strikeouts in seven innings vs Lewis-Clark State in the NAIA World Series, allowing only one earned run (May 27)



  • Led the Eagles with 25 appearances on the mound, including one start
  • Went 3-1 with a 4.21 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 47.0 innings
  • Held opponents to a .230 batting average
  • Picked up two saves on the season
  • Picked up the Eagles’ first win of the season with a season-high five strikeouts in 4.0 innings against Cincinnati (Feb. 19) while allowing just one unearned run
  • Collected the win against Minnesota (Feb. 23) with 2.1 scoreless innings
  • Threw 1.1 scoreless innings with a strikeout to earn the save against Seton Hall (March 4)
  • Earned the save with four strikeouts in 3.1 innings against Stetson (March 18)
  • Threw 1.1 scoreless innings with a strikeout against #12 Miami (March 30)
  • Combined for 2.2 perfect innings with three strikeouts in back-to-back games against Kennesaw State (April 1&2)
  • Struck out four at #8 Miami (April 5) in 2.0 innings
  • Struck out a batter in 1.2 innings in win over North Florida (April 14)
  • Struck out a pair in a hitless inning against FAU (May 10)
  • Earned the win on the road at UNF (May 20) by allowing just one earned run in 6.0 innings while striking out two in his lone start of the season
  • Allowed just one run and struck out two in 3.0 innings against Lipscomb in the ASUN Tournament


  • Went 6-5 with a 5.27 ERA and 103 strikeouts in 70.0 innings pitched


  • Went 0-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 29.0 innings pitched


  • Appeared on the mound 12 times, all in relief
  • Struck out 11 batters in 9.1 innings pitched
  • Collected one save on the season

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Tom Sox Split Doubleheader with Royals

The Charlottesville Tom Sox split their doubleheader with the Winchester Royals Sunday. In game one, the Royals were able to capitalize on the ‘Sox pitching woes in a 5-0 victory. Then in the second game, the ‘Sox bounced back with a 4-2 walk-off win.

Tom Sox Crush Generals in Rain-Shortened Affair

The Charlottesville Tom Sox took down the Waynesboro Generals 13-3 on Monday night, extending their winning streak to five games. The game was called in the middle of the sixth due to inclement weather. 

Tom Sox Offense Falls Flat in Loss to Rebels

The Charlottesville Tom Sox played their first home game in 12 days on Tuesday night, but the result was an offensive struggle that did not end in their favor. The New Market Rebels gave the ‘Sox their fifth home loss in seven tries, winning 3-1 at CHO Airport Field.

Tom Sox Return Home to Face Rebels Tuesday

The Charlottesville Tom Sox (9-6) will face the New Market Rebels (8-9) Tuesday night at CHO Airport Field, their first home game in nearly two weeks. It will be broadcast live on the Tom Sox Facebook page and Tom Sox TV. First pitch is set for 7 P.M.

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