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Getting to CHS Field

Back To The Well, Saints Sign St. Thomas Outfielder Jake Smith

ST. PAUL, MN June 8, 2018

It worked so well last week that the St. Paul Saints are doing it again.  For the second time in six days the Saints are turning towards the University of St. Thomas to fill a roster spot, this time it’s outfielder Jake Smith.


          The 22-year-old Smith is coming off a solid career with the Tommies and during the 2018 season he hit .310 with a home run and 17 RBI in 38 games.  In 126 at bats he scored 24 runs, roped nine doubles, two triples, was 7-7 in stolen bases, with a .389 on base percentage, and .437 slugging percentage.  He hit safely in the final seven games of his career and had 12 multi-hit games.


          Smith put up great numbers during his junior season when he was named All-MIAC while hitting .328 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 47 games.  In 177 at bats he scored 42 runs, crushed eight doubles, six triples, had a .393 on base percentage, and .559 slugging percentage.  He finished first in the MIAC in triples, third in runs, fourth in hits and home runs, ninth in slugging percentage, and 10th in RBI.  He had a nine-game hitting streak from April 8-22 and then hit safely in his final 15 games of the season.  On May 7 vs. St. Scholastica he collected a season high five RBI.  Smith had 15 multi-hit games including four on April 13 vs. St. Mary’s.


          During his sophomore season Smith was named ABCA/Rawlings Midwest All-Region, D3baseball.com All-Midwest Region, and All-MIAC.  He hit a career high .404 with three home runs and 25 RBI in 40 games. In 146 at bats he scored 40 runs, crushed seven doubles, four triples, stole nine bases, had a .476 on base percentage, and .568 slugging percentage.  He finished seventh in the MIAC in batting average and on base percentage.  Smith had 12 multi-hit games including a four-hit game on March 23 vs. UW-Osh Kosh.  He hit safely in a career high 17-straight from April 3-25.


          Overall in his four-year career with the Tommies, Smith hit .330 with 12 home runs and 96 RBI as a four-year starter.  He was a three-time All-Conference and finished with 13 triples, one shy of tying the school record.


          The Saints roster now stands at the league maximum of 23 players, 12 pitchers and 11 position players.


          The Saints begin a six-game homestand on Friday, June 8 as they welcome the Sioux Falls Canaries for three and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks for three.


Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value.  Tickets begin at $5 for the Treasure Island berm seating (available only on day of game in person at the box office), $6 for SPLASH Zone bleacher seats, $14 for outfield reserved, $16 for the drink rail and $18 for infield reserved and home plate reserved.  Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket.  Post-Game Fireworks Supershows (July 2 and September 2) are an additional $3 per ticket.  Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket.  Children under the age of 14 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price.  Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free. 


The Saints Box Office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game.  Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.