Transfer from the University of New Orleans who will play his final season of collegiate baseball at San Diego State...Also played two years of junior college ball...Will likely be SDSU's designated hitter to start the season and will also see action in the outfield in 2006.
NEW ORLEANS 2005
Played one season at the University of New Orleans...Appeared in 52 of the Privateers' 59 games, starting 48 times...Batted .348 with 14 doubles, four home runs and 39 runs batted in...Hit .364 in Sun Belt Conference contests with eight doubles and 20 RBI...Had a five-hit game vs. Western Kentucky (March 27) with a double and four runs scored...Two weeks later went 4-for-5 with three runs, three RBI, a double and homer at Middle Tennessee...Totaled 19 multiple-hit and 11 multiple-RBI games during the season.
CYPRESS JUNIOR COLLEGE
Played two seasons of baseball at Cypress JC in Cypress, Calif...Teammate of current Aztec catcher Joey Huskins both years and Garrett Parcell one season...Named to the all-Orange Empire League second team as designated hitter after sophomore season (2004)...Batted .352 with nine doubles, three home runs and 22 runs batted in...As a freshman, hit .384 with nine doubles, a pair of homer and 15 RBI.
Won three varsity letters as a baseball player at Temecula Valley High School under coach Richard Emard...A first-team all-CIF and all-Southwestern League selection as a senior...Also named to all-county first team...Selected TVHS team MVP.
Paul Donald Smyth was born April 25, 1983, in Brawley, Calif...Son of Steve and Cathy Smyth...Brother, Steve, is a former major league pitcher (Cubs) who played for the San Diego Surf Dawgs in 2005...Hobbies include hunting and off-roading...Favorite athlete is Houston catcher Brad Ausmus...A history major with plans to teach that subject at the high school level.