I don't pay as much attention to stats as most die hard baseball fans but one did jump of the page for me this morning. I knew Travis Smink was the winning pitcher for Luray last night but I did not know that the VMI Keydet improved to 3-0 on the season. Harrisonburg plated 3 runs early before Smink settled down to string together some scoreless innings.
Smink has now pitched 18.2 innings over three starts and his ERA is 2.41 for the Wranglers. Travis just completed his red-shirt sophomore season for the Keydets down in Lexington, Va. were he appeared in 19 games, including 2 as a starter. The 6'2 lefty had a solid season for VMI
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Mom & Dad- Jodi & James Smink
Congrats on the fast start here in the Valley League! Travis is from Dalmatia, Pa. and attended
Line Mountain. A quick visit over to the VMI site tells us that Travis is coming back from Tommy John surgery.
In 2006- Became only the second Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in VMI history. Travis pitched for Front Royal before arm surgery and made 8 starts for the Cards.
One more amazing stat- As a senior in High School Travis put up an ERA of 0.79 and recorded 102 strike outs in just 71 innings.
Welcome back Travis!