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51 Keelan Smithers

At Princeton
2016: Second team All-Ivy League … Did not give up a run in first outing of the year at Georgetown (Mar. 17) … Struck out five in five frames at Navy (Mar. 27) … First victory came vs. Harvard (Apr. 3) after a six-inning performance … Back-to-back wins at Brown (Apr. 10) and vs. Penn (Apr. 17) … Took a shutout into the ninth inning vs. Cornell (Apr. 30) and struck out a season-best seven … Started game one of the Ivy League Championship Series vs. Yale (May 14).

2015: Made nine starts on the bump for the Tigers … Allowed three earned runs or less in six of nine starts … Picked up first win at UNC-Greensboro (Mar. 7) … Went seven innings, giving up just two earned runs at No. 16 Maryland (Mar. 15) … Pitched into the seventh inning vs. Yale, striking out five (Mar. 30) … Back-to-back outings with at least six innings pitched (Apr. 5-12).

2014: Appeared in 10 games as a freshman, making nine starts... ranked second on the team in innings pitched (46.2)... posted 6.17 ERA with 32 strikeouts... made collegiate debut against UC-Santa Barbara (Mar. 2), tossing three innings... surrendered one run on five hits in seven innings of work against UNC-Greensboro (Mar. 16)... allowed one run in 4.1 innings with three strikeouts against Dartmouth (Apr. 1)... fanned a season-high seven batters against Yale (Apr. 6)... gave up three runs in eight innings with five strikeouts against Penn (Apr. 19).

Before Princeton
Belmont Hill School: 
A 2013 graduate of Belmont Hill School… a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter… two-time All-ISL first team selection… 2013 ISL Pitcher of the Year… 2013 ISL MVP… went 11-0 over two seasons as a starting pitcher… also played basketball... played for the New England Ruffnecks baseball club for one season.

Personal: Full name is Keelen John Smithers, born June 24, 1994… the middle child of Deirdre and Mark Smithers… has two siblings: Megan and Niamh… AP Scholar… Boston Globe All-Scholastic.

Career Stats

Season ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP

ER BB SO 2B 
3B HR BF BAVG WP HBP BK WHIP
2014 6.17 2-4 10 9 0 0/0 0 46.2 56 39 32 27 32 12 1 1 187 .299 3 15 2 1.78
2015 5.18 1-8 9 9 3 0/0 0 48.2 61 34 28 19 28 13 4 1 195 .313 3 7 0 1.64
2016 3.46 4-1 8 8 0 0/0 0 41.2 39 19 16 17 23 10 1 1 151 .258 2 3 1 1.34
Career 5.03 7-13 27 27 3 0/0 0 136 156 92 76 63 83 35 6 3 533 .293 8 25 3 1.61
Position: Left-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Framingham, Mass.
High School: Belmont Hill School
Experience: High School


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