Pirates select Smith in MLB First-Year Player Draft
06.15.2015 | By Amanda Fenwick
HOUSTON – The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected San Jacinto College sophomore right-handed pitcher Riley Smith in the 31st round of the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft.
Riley was the 937th overall pick by the Pirates. The 6-2, 180 pound right-hander from Lufkin (Hudson HS), made 16 starts this season with a 2.70 ERA. He had 96 strikeouts and 33 walks over the 86.66 innings pitched.
San Jacinto College went 41-22 this season, advancing to the Junior College World Series for the 23rd time in school history.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.