2 - R.J. Smith
R.J. Smith
Height: 5-8
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Redondo Beach, Calif.
High School: Redondo Union H.S.
Position: Outfield
Honors: 3V
2002
The versatile fourth year veteran will be battling for a starting spot in the Gaucho outfield.

2001
Used mostly for defensive purposes in 2001...Played in 25 games starting in one...Had three hits including a double and runs scored.

2000
Started 43 of 48 games for the Gauchos...Stepped in and contributed significantly for the Gauchos when several outfielders went down due to injury...Hit .252 with 38 hits, 11 for extra bases...Also contributed 23 RBI and scored 24 runs...Hit home runs in back to back games against Long Beach State and USC...Played summer ball for the San Franciso Rams.

1999
Appeared in 24 games while starting seven of them...Batted .273 with nine hits and 1 stolen base...Went 3-for-5 with three runs scored May 8, versus Nevada.

1998
Redshirted for the Gauchos

High School
Played for Tim Ammentorp at Redondo Union High School...Hit .430 with seven home runs and 27 RBI as a senior...Hit .382 as a junior...Helped guide Redondo Union to an Ocean League Championship his junior year...Named first team All-CIF, Area, and Ocean League following his senior year...Named the Ocean League's Most Outstanding Player...Also played soccer and football as a prepster.

Personal
Born June 22, 1978 in Redondo Beach, CA...Is a Sociology major and Sports Management minor...Roots for the Mariners and Braves...Is a fan of Alex Rodriguez and Bruce Irons...Favorite movies are Braveheart and North Shore...Enjoys watching Blue Torch TV...Favorite novel is Death of a Salesman...Also recruited by Tulane, Michigan, Reno, Texas Tech and USF...Grandparents Pepper and Toddy are his biggest fans...Son of Richard Smith and Timme Gunderlock.

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