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    Jessica Smith
    Jessica Smith

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Encinitas, Calif.

    High School:
    La Costa Canyon

    Height:
    5-9

    Position:
    P

    B/T:
    R/R



    CAREER STATISTICS
    Season ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/AVG WP HBP SFA SHA BK
    2008 6.07
    3-5
    13
    12
    5
    1/1
    0
    45.0
    45
    47
    39
    38
    25
    6
    1
    4
    229
    .254
    20
    2
    3
    9
    2
    2009 4.13
    1-2
    7
    2
    1
    1/1
    0
    20.1
    28
    18
    12
    3
    1
    3
    0
    6
    95
    .315
    4
    1
    0
    2
    0
    2010 4.53
    9-7
    26
    17
    5
    2/0
    0
    99.0
    122
    76
    64
    21
    66
    20
    1
    18
    445
    .301
    7
    6
    4
    9
    7
    2011 3.30
    8-11
    29
    22
    12
    4/0
    3
    142.0
    149
    89
    67
    53
    124
    24
    3
    15
    644
    .267
    6
    15
    2
    15
    8
    Career 4.16
    21-25
    75
    53
    23
    8/2
    3
    306.1
    344
    230
    182
    115
    216
    53
    5
    43
    1,413
    .280
    37
    24
    9
    35
    17


    2011: Started 22 games with seven relief appearances ... Started eight of Northwestern's 10 games against ranked opponents ... Threw 9.1 strong innings against No. 23 Oklahoma State, allowing only one earned run in an extra-inning, international tiebreaker game loss for NU ... Picked up her first-career save against North Texas (2/13), getting the final two outs after entering a bases-loaded jam ... Tossed 2.2 scoreless innings of relief against UC Davis (2/18) to earn a save ... Threw a three-hit shutout versus Florida State (2/25) ... Beat No. 11 California with a complete-game, 9.0 inning effort, striking out a then-career-best nine (3/4) ... Matched her then-career-best with nine Ks in a win over Oregon State (3/5) ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on March 7 ... Tossed a 5.0-inning, complete-game shutout at Saint Mary's (3/22) ... Fired a two-hit shutout with a career-best 12 strikeouts against Loyola (Chicago) (4/2), earning Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors once again ... Recorded a complete-game, three-hit shutout in a 5.0-inning run-rule win over Ohio State (4/23) ... Picked up a save with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief in game two versus the Buckeyes (4/24) ... Pitched complete games in both of NU's contests against Big Ten-leading Indiana, taking a 1-0 loss on 5/7 before earning a 4-1 victory with a four-hit effort on 5/8.

    2010: Earned a win in the first game of the season, going 4.0 innings and giving up three runs on three hits against Cal State Northridge (2/12) ... Matched her then-career high with four strikeouts in four innings of work versus Nevada (2/13) ... Pitched 4.2 innings of very effective relief against No. 13 Oklahoma, allowing four hits and one run to keep NU close ... Earned a win over No. 12 California with 2.0 innings of scoreless relief ... Threw the second complete-game, 7.0-inning shutout of her career with a three-hit, five-strikeout performance against UNLV (2/20) ... Fanned a career-high seven batters in a complete-game win over Eastern Michigan (3/19) ... Defeated Minnesota with a 7.0 inning, complete-game effort that included six strikeouts (4/14) ... Fired her second shutout of the season with a 5.0-inning, two-hit game at Michigan State (4/21) ... Matched her career high with seven strikeouts versus Loyola (Chicago) (4/22) ... Earned a win over Penn State with 5.2 innings of one-run relief (5/1).

    2009: Missed the first half of the year with an injury ... Appeared in seven games with two starts ... Made her season debut with a scoreless inning of relief against Indiana (4/4), combining with Lauren Delaney for a shutout ... Shut out Loyola (Chicago) in her first start of the season on April 16, scattering five hits in a 6-0 win.

    2008: Won first-career start after allowing two hits and one earned run in a complete-game, 14-2 (6) win over Idaho State (2/16) at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. ... Threw first-career shutout in an 8-0, five-inning win over Western Illinois (3/2) at the Coach B Classic in Carbondale, Ill. ... Threw an inning to contribute to a combined shutout in an 11-0, five-inning win over Indiana (4/18) ... Fired a complete-game two-hitter, allowing only one unearned run in a 9-1, five-inning victory against Illinois-Chicago (4/22).

    High School: Named one of the top 25 players in San Diego County from 2004-07 in the North County Times and the San Diego Union ... Named All-San Diego County from 2004-07 ... Rated a top-five pitching prospect by West Coast Softball Report in 2006 ... Posted a high school ERA of 1.10 and a record of 46-11 in her first three seasons ... Recorded 330 strikeouts in 342 innings pitched...Threw three one-hit shutouts ... Played in The Next Level club organization for seven years ... Named Pitcher of the Year for 2005 and 2006 in the Next Level Organization ... Club team placed 13th in the 2006 ASA 18U Gold Nationals and 3rd place in the 2004 ASA 14U Nationals ... Club team finished fifth from 2004-06 in the Champions Cup in Irvine, Calif. ... Team finished second in the Palomar League from 2004-06 ... Team finished third in California Division I in 2006 and in the top five from 2004-05 ... Named to the San Diego Union All-Academic Team from 2004-07 ... Made high school honor roll from 2004-07 ... Coached at The Next Level by Chris Facione and pitching coach Bill Corbitt.

    Personal: Born Jessica Lynn Smith ... Daughter of Denise Baker and Chris Smith ... Chose Northwestern over Arizona State, Tennessee, Oregon, Georgia Tech, UNLV, Cal State Fullerton, Utah, UC Santa Barbara and San Diego ... Majoring in communication studies.