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Tiffani SmithClass: Senior
Previous School: South Western HS
Hometown: Hanover, Pa.
2010 (Jr.): Named the 2010 Big South Pitcher of the Year, the first time a Lady Flame has won the honor … voted to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region second team, becoming the fifth player in school history to win the honor … also a VaSID All-State first team selection and a member of the all-conference first team … was the Big South Pitcher of the Week on three different occasions … made 40 appearances for the Lady Flames, including 21 starts and 175 total innings pitched … achieved two top-50 national rankings, finishing No. 41, averaging 8.4 strikeouts per seven innings, and No. 29 with three saves … led the conference with 211 strikeouts and a .199 opponent batting average … ranked second in the Big South with 20 wins (ties for second in program history) and five shutouts (ties for fourth) on the year … gave up two or fewer hits on 20 occasions … has amassed 478 career strikeouts, ranking second in program history … tied for third in Liberty history with seven career saves … posted 10 or more strikeouts in six contests … fanned a season-high 14 batters against Big South opponent Gardner-Webb on April 17.
2009 (So.): Named to the Big South All-Conference first team … also a Big South All-Tournament team selection … named to the 2009 VaSID All-State second team … received Big South Pitcher of the Week honors on March 3 and April 13 … also named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … boasted the best ERA in the Big South (2.21) and ranked second in the league with 174 strikeouts … finished the season with a 12-12 record … made 37 appearances for the Lady Flames, starting in 28 contests … set a new school record with 16 strikeouts in April 24 win over visiting Presbyterian … threw her first career no-hitter against Delaware State … gave up two or fewer earned runs in eight out of 10 conference appearances … led the team in conference ERA (2.11) and conference opposing batting average (.215) … struck out three batters in 1.2 innings of work against nationally-ranked Tennessee … struck out 10 or more batters on four different occasions … struck out 10 batters against Delaware State and Big South opponent Charleston Southern … struck out 12 in home win over Hampton … threw a complete-game shutout against Bethune-Cookman.
2008 (Fr.): Made 31 appearances and started 20 games in the circle for the Lady Flames … earned two wins in first 19 appearances and five wins in her final 12 appearances for a record of 7-14 …ranked second on the team with five complete games, two saves and 115.0 innings pitched, and tied for second with two shutouts … also finished second with 93 strikeouts on the year … finished the season with a 3.71 ERA … earned a Big South win in 1-0 victory over Coastal Carolina … threw 10 strikeouts and gave up only two hits in a complete-game shutout over Hampton … struck out five batters and walked one while scattering three hits to shut out Birmingham-Southern … picked up the 5-4 win by starting the first five innings of action and fanning six batters against Gardner-Webb … pitched five innings and struck out five in a postseason tournament victory over Charleston Southern ... pitched four innings in Big South Championship win over Coastal Carolina, and the victory kept Liberty's tournament run alive, leading the Lady Flames to a title game appearance … scored two runs as a pinch runner.
Prep: Graduated from South Western High School … four-year letterwinner … holds school record in career ERA (0.20) and strikeouts (443) … finished her junior year with a .588 batting average on 46 hits … struck out 225 batters as she led her team with a 14-3 record from the mound … recorded a .508 batting average her senior season with 26 runs … struck out 216 batters to finish her senior season with a 15-1 record and an ERA of 0.453 … voted YAIAA Player of the Year her junior and senior seasons … named to the Distinguished Honor Roll.
Personal: Daughter of Phil and Paula Smith … majoring in elementary education … birthday is on Feb. 7.