Thursday, June 17, 2010

Astros sign Lamar University's Matison Smith

KFDM is reporting the Astros have signed undrafted free agent RHP Matison Smith. Smith is 6'1" 200lb, and will report to the GCL Astros.

Smith, who led the Cardinals’ pitching staff as a senior with a 10-4 record and 4.68 earned run average, will report to the Astros’ Gulf Coast Rookie League team based in Kissimmee, Fla. He hurled his first collegiate shutout early this season in a four-hit, 4-0 victory over Penn State.

Smith’s 117.1 innings pitched this season ranks third on the Cardinals’ one-season chart behind only the 123 pitched by David C. Smith in 1980 and the 119 hurled by Rick Nesloney in 1977. The Nederland High School product logged four complete games and was second on the team in strikeouts with 64.

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