GW Baseball's Anthony Smith Wins Conference-Best Fifth Rookie of the Week
May 24, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington baseball freshman Anthony Smith (Katonah, NY/John Jay) has been named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for a conference-best fifth time. GW has now won eight Rookie of the Week awards in 14 weeks. Smith had two doubles against George Mason and two homers against Towson.
Smith earns his fifth conference citation after batting .556 over two games to conclude the regular season. On Tuesday, Smith went three-for-five with two doubles in a critical local matchup with George Mason. On Wednesday, Smith bettered his batting performance by launching two home runs in the final game of the regular season against Towson.
Smith picked up his league-leading 67th RBI in the regular season finale for his first game with an RBI since May 8th against Xavier. Smith is also second in the conference in slugging percentage with a .718 mark and home runs after hitting his 14th and 15th of the year. His two doubles raised his total to a team high 17 while batting a team-best .376.
Smith is an impressive hitter and commanding pitcher, posting a 6-2 mark from the mound this year. The southpaw is also second on the team with 65 strikeouts and 78.1 innings pitched. Only one other A-10 rookie has more than one award and two from GW have one.
After posting a 40-16 regular season record, the Colonials enter the Atlantic 10 Tournament as the second seed after winning the A-10 West. GW will play on Thursday at 3:30 pm against the winner of third seeded Richmond and six seeded Duquesne. The conference tournament is played at Dodd Memorial Stadium in Norwich, CT.