Penn State travels to Kent State on Wednesday before hosting Wright State in weekend series
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Appeared in one game before redshirting his freshman season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterman led Eastern York High School to the State Semifinals as a Junior... Led team to PIAA State Playoffs as a sophomore, junior and senior... Helped Eastern York to a District Championship as a junior... Named to YAIAA First Team as a sophomore, junior and senior... Honored as League MVP as a sophomore... Also lettered three years in basketball, where he helped his team to the state tournament his sophomore, junior and senior seasons...District Champions in 2011 and State Semifinalist in 2010... Named to Honor Roll all four years at Eastern York.
PERSONAL: Full name is Ryky Smith ... Born on November 25, 1992 in York, Pa. ... Parents are Ryk and Patty Smith ... Has one brother, Matt (27) and one sister, Carly (22) ... Father, Ryk, played baseball at Frederick Community College ... Sister, Carly, graduated from Penn State in 2012 ... Undecided on a major.
WHY PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State because of its great academics and for an opportunity to play baseball at the highest collegiate level."