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Friday, June 25, 2010

Baseball's assistant, Smith, to move on

Mount St. Mary's assistant baseball coach Eric Smith has resigned from his post with the program to pursue other endeavors. Smith made the decision after the Mount's season ended this year and informed his players Wednesday.

Smith, class of 2007, coached for three years after completing a record-breaking career that will stand as one of the best in Mount history. The first baseman graduated as the school's all-time leader in hits (198), runs (127), RBI (139) total bases (304) and number of times hit by a pitch (33). In 2008 senior Josh Vittek surpassed Smith in all of those categories except for times hit by a pitch. Smith was serving in his first year as an assistant coach in 2008 as the Mount won the Northeast Conference tournament.

A three-time second-team All-NEC selection, Smith also ranked third all-time in home runs (21), games played (173) and at bats (581). He was fourth in batting average (.341) and sixth in doubles (37) when he graduated.

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