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2013: Made 15 starts on the mound as the series-opening pitcher … defeated every team in the BIG EAST (plus West Virginia) in his career … finishes career second in school history in innings (313.0) and starts (44), tied for third in wins (22), third in strikeouts (206) and single season starts (15 in both 2012 and 2013) and eighth in games (72) … holds program record for most consecutive weekends starts (44)  … named NJCBA Second Team All-State … led staff with a 3.63 ERA and .262 opposing batting average … ranked eighth in the BIG EAST with 25 batters struck out looking …  started BIG EAST Tournament opener versus USF (5/22) … named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (5/13) after giving up just two hits in seven shutout innings in win over Georgetown (5/11) ... did not allow an earned run in 7.2 innings versus Connecticut (5/3) ... went 5.2 innings in start against Oklahoma State (4/26) at TD Ameritrade Park ... earned fourth win of the season by giving up just one run over 7.1 innings against Cincinnati (4/13) … picked up a win after tossing eight shutout innings with eight strikeouts at Villanova (3/28) (never allowed a run to the Wildcats in 24.2 career innings) ... earned win at nationally-ranked Louisville (3/22) after working seven innings in first BIG EAST game of season ... worked five innings at Richmond (3/15), permitting just one earned run ... allowed no earned run over seven innings at William & Mary (3/8) ... retired first nine batters faced in start at Georgia Tech (3/1) ... named BIG EAST and NJCBA Pitcher of the Week (2/25) after pitching eight scoreless innings to earn first win of the season at Old Dominion (2/22) ... allowed only three hits in six innings at Miami (2/16) to open the season (six strikeouts).

2012: Led team with 15 starts and eight wins, earning an 8-4 record with a 3.46 ERA … eight wins marked a team-high … Third Team All-BIG EAST and First Team NJCBA All-State … paced BIG EAST with six conference wins in nine starts … team-low .253 batting average against … struck out 53 hitters in 93.2 innings on the mound … made start against Notre Dame (5/24) at BIG EAST Championships … tossed a complete game three-hit shutout against Villanova (5/18) ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (5/21) for the performance ... won at Notre Dame (5/12) with one earned run allowed in six innings ... surrendered three earned runs over. 6.1 innings for quality start against Pittsburgh (5/5) ... won at Cincinnati (4/28) with seven innings pitched, allowing just one earned run ... tossed 6.1 innings with five strikeouts in a no decision at UConn (4/20) ... picked up his team-leading fifth win of the season, throwing seven innings against West Virginia (4/15) ... notched fourth win of the season with eight innings pitched against St. John’s (4/6) in first home start of the season ... no decision at Georgetown (3/31) ... won at Seton Hall (3/23) with one run allowed in six innings of work ... hurled seven scoreless innings in a no decision at Stetson (3/17) ... earned second win of the season with 5.2 innings of work and seven strikeouts, allowing only one earned run at FAU (3/10) … named NJCBA Pitcher of the Week for the effort ... made start against Georgia Tech (3/3) … picked up win at ODU (2/25), allowing only three runs and striking out three in seven innings ... made opening night start at Miami (2/17), pitching four innings with six strikeouts and two earned runs allowed.

2011: Tied for first with 14 games started for the Scarlet Knights ... tied for second on the team with four wins ... led Rutgers with 66 strikeouts ... struck out 24 batters looking ... pitched a total of 90 innings, second-most on the squad ... earned win versus Michigan (2/26) with six innings pitched … logged 7.2 scoreless innings against Seton Hall (4/2) … credited win with seven innings pitched at USF (4/9) … struck out 12 batters over seven innings for win at home versus Cincinnati (4/16) ... went eight innings in start at Pittsburgh (4/21) … tossed nine innings with six strikeouts and only two earned runs allowed against Notre Dame (5/7) … six scoreless innings at Villanova (5/14) … won start at West Virginia (5/20).

2010: True freshman who made 27 relief appearances – second-most appearances on the staff … appeared in 14 league contests during the regular season … used as a middle reliever … New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association Division I First Team All-State and All-Rookie selection ... posted a 5-1 record with 25 strikeouts in 40 innings of work … registered a 4.05 ERA … didn’t allow an earned run in 19 of his 27 appearances and didn’t allow a hit in five games … struck out four in a season-long 3.1 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win against USF (4/16) … made collegiate debut at No. 12 Miami (2/20) in the second game of the season … pitched 2.1 innings of shutout ball with a pair of strikeouts to earn the victory in relief against Connecticut (5/27) in the BIG EAST Tournament … posted three strikeouts in 2.1 innings of relief against Rider (3/24) … worked three innings of scoreless relief with two strikeouts at Seton Hall (5/14) … picked up first collegiate victory in a third-of-an-inning at Old Dominion (3/20) … also recorded wins against Rider (3/24), Pittsburgh (4/3) and Connecticut (5/27).

Prior to Rutgers: Four-year varsity letterwinner … Second Team All-State and First Team All-Group II selection by the Star-Ledger … two-time MVP at Arthur L. Johnson High School … three-year All-Mountain Valley Conference selection, earning First-Team honors as a junior and senior … two-time First Team All-Union County pick … owns a career 2.04 earned run average and 200 strikeouts on the mound and a .434 career batting average with 76 RBIs at the plate … was 5-0 with a 1.14 earned run average and 63 strikeouts in 37 innings with just four walks as a senior … also hit .526 with 41 hits, 40 RBIs, 12 doubles, three triples and two home runs his senior season … 5-2 with a 1.24 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 45.1 innings, while hitting .420 with 26 hits and just one strikeout all season as a junior … father Robert Smorol Sr. played for Fred Hill at Montclair State in 1978 and 1979 … born Feb. 22, 1991.

PITCHING
ERA
W-L
APP
GS
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
2010
4.05
5-1
27
0
40.0
43
19
18
28
25
2011
4.10
4-7
14
14
90.0
98
49
41
27
66
2012
3.46
8-4
15
15
93.2
91
46
36
27
53
2013
3.63
5-7
15
15
89.1
89
50
36
33
62
CAREER
3.77
22-19
71
44
313.0
321
164
131
115
206

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Innings pitched: 9.0, NOTRE DAME, May 07, 2011 ; Villanova, May 18, 2012
Strikeouts: 12, CINCINNATI, Apr 16, 2011
Batters faced: 36, NOTRE DAME, May 07, 2011
Field chances: 5, at Pittsburgh, Apr 21, 2011
Putouts: 2, at Pittsburgh, Apr 21, 2011
Assists: 3, 6 times
Runners CS: 2, Seton Hall, Apr 05, 2013 ; CONNECTICUT, Apr 30, 2011 ; at Miami, Feb 19, 2011