Pitcher Kierstin Smith signs NLI with Vikings
Aug. 2, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Kierstin Smith, who earned Evergreen Conference Most Valuable Pitcher honors as a junior and senior at Tumwater High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in softball at Western Washington University beginning this fall.
Smith was the Daily Olympian Area Player of the Year last spring, leading Tumwater to a 23-3 record, a second consecutive league championship and the title game at the Class 2A state tournament. She struck out 183 and posted a 1.61 earned run average, while hitting .389 and driving in 31 runs. During one stretch, Smith threw five consecutive shutouts.
As a junior, Smith posted a 17-4 record with 180 strikeouts and a 0.76 ERA. She struck out a personal-best 17 batters against Centralia.
A team co-captain as a junior and senior, Smith was a second-team all-conference choice as a sophomore, hitting six home runs. As a freshman, she played on a team that placed fourth at state.
Kierstin Smith, Pitcher, B-R, T-R, Freshman, 5-8, 18, 12/15/93, Olympia, Wash.
HIGH SCHOOL: Daily Olympian Player of the Year and Evergreen Conference Most Valuable Pitcher for second straight season as senior at Tumwater High School ... Led Thunderbirds to 23-3 record, second consecutive league championship and title game of Class 2A state tournament ... Struck out 183 and posted 1.61 earned run average, while hitting .389 and driving in 31 runs ... During one stretch, threw five consecutive shutouts ... As junior, posted 17-4 record with 180 strikeouts and 0.76 ERA ... Struck out personal-best 17 batters against Centralia ... Team co-captain as junior and senior ... Second-team all-conference as sophomore, hitting six home runs ... As freshman, played on team that placed fourth at state ... Started three years and lettered four.
PERSONAL: Plans to major in business.
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