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Sometimes when high school student-athletes go off to college, we lose track of them. So if a former scholastic star is going to toil in anonymity at college, it might as well be close to home.

Over the past few years, Zach Smith has been quietly putting together a solid baseball career at Lebanon Valley College.

This week, the former Cedar Crest stand-out helped the Flying Dutchmen to a 1-3 week. After being swept at Widener on Saturday, Smith and Lebanon Valley found themselves standing at 5-9 on the spring.

Smith, a heady, athletic performer, has done his part by playing a solid shortstop for LVC. At the plate, the senior is closing in on the 100th-hit of his Flying Dutchmen career.

Credit-UnionLast season, Smith was honored as with an all-MAC Commonwealth second-team selection. In 2015, Smith started 28 of Lebanon Valley’s 29 games and hit at a .319 clip.

He scored 21 runs drove home 16 teammates and accumulated 34 total bases. He also reached base at a .414 rate and swiped a couple of bags.

– Jeff Falk

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