GENERAL: Local product who relies on his lively fastball. Should provide the Saints with quality innings out of the bullpen. His 90 MPH fastball should earn him the closer role for the third consecutive season.
AS A JUNIOR: Came out of the bullpen in 19 games, compiling a 1-4 record. Pitched 20.1 innings allowing 30 hits and striking out 23 batters. Led the team in saves (2). Best performance came against Rider when he pitched two innings and allowing only two hits, en route to the save. Averaged 10.18 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Led the MAAC with eight saves. Put out the fire on several pressure situations, most notably at Central Florida and against Manhattan, where he escaped bases-loaded, no-out jams leading Siena to victory. Averaged 14.58 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.
IN THE SUMMER: Played for the Geneva Knights of the Northeast Collegiate Baseball League.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 16 games, starting one. Logged 22 innings, 17.2 of which where out of the pen. Recorded two victories, including Rossi's 400th career win at Jacksonville State (3/10)
ROSSI ON SMITH: "Mark has been our closer for the past two seasons, we will look for a big year out of him in the same role."