Garret Smith selected in 20th round of MLB Draft

Former North Shore Navigator and Boston College shortstop Garret Smith was selected in the 20th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. Smith, a two-way senior, hit .267 in 47 games for the Eagles this season and also posted a 2.87 ERA with six saves in 17 appearances as a reliever. Smith is a native of Sterling, Mass. and graduated from St. John’s Prep.

Last season with the Navs, Smith delivered the game-winning double in Game 3 of the NECBL Finals en route to the league championship. Smith finished the summer with a homer and six RBI at the plate while posting a 3.00 ERA with one save in six innings pitched.

Smith was also with the Navs in 2009, going 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA in 11 appearances.

Smith is the third former Navigator to be selected thus far in the 2011 MLB Draft. Florida State lefty Sean Gilmartin was selected in the first round (28th overall) by the Atlanta Braves, while Franklin Pierce University  catcher Mike Dowd was selected in the 12th round (363rd overall) by the Seattle Mariners.

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