Turkoly two-out blast in seventh staves off loss
Techsters host Tyler JC and Louisiana College Saturday at home
Lady Techsters host a pair of games this weekend
Lady Techsters host Odesaa at 5:30 pm.
Lady Techsters place six players on all-state team
LA Tech softball posted a 3-2 record over the three day tournament in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
2016: Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Saw action in 53 games, making 50 starts at shortstop ... Batted .229 with 30 hits in 131 at bats ... Totaled seven doubles, one triple and five home runs ... Recorded 28 RBI while scoring 21 runs ... Helped Louisiana Tech turn 29 double plays during the season ... Walked 21 times and struck out 19 times ... Was 2-for-3 in stolen bases ... Recorded her first multi-home run game when she hit two solo shots in a win over UAB April 9 ... Also homered against Lipscomb, Northwestern State and Charlotte ... Recorded a career-high five RBI against Northwestern State ... .
2015: Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Started all 50 games at shortstop as a freshman ... Batted .264 with 32 hits in 121 at bats ... Tied for team lead with 11 doubles and added two home runs ... Scored 19 runs and registered 14 RBI ... Struck out only 13 times ... Was 6-for-6 in stolen bases ... Had four multi-hit and multi-RBI games ... her first collegiate home run came against NCAA Tournament participant Florida Atlantic ... Also hit a home run against second team all-CUSA pitcher Lexi Betancourt from Charlotte ... After committing seven errors in first eight games of the year, she only committed eight over the final 42 games ... Recorded two hits and scored a run in a loss to UTSA in Conference USA Tournament.
High School: Lettered four years at Airline High School for coaches Tracey Rambin, Danny Roberts and Lynne Roberts ... Played shortstop for the Vikings ... Batted .443 with 13 doubles, three home runs and 24 RBI as a senior and .426 as a junior with 24 RBI ... Four-time all-district selection ... Three-time all-city selection by the Shreveport Times ... Named the Shreveport Times All-City Player of the Year as a senior ... Three-time all-state honoree, including first team all-state by the Louisiana Softball Coaches Association as a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Played travel ball for coach Lory Kowaleski and the Freedom and coach Amanda Busby and the Intensity.
Personal: Full name is Mary Katherine Smith ... Daughter of Eric and Michelle Smith ... Has one sister, Taylor Ann, and two brothers, Jacob and Seth ... Born Nov. 11, 1995 in Shreveport, La.
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