JUGS Sports | Michele Smith

2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

Michele Smith

Michele Smith
Article and Drill Archive

Dealing With An Umpire That Has A Small Zone 

Importance of Warming-Up and Cooling-Down

Your Softball Playing Career is Over--What Next

The Status of Softball

How Coaches Should Handle a Loss

Q and A with Michele Smith

Pitchers: Dealing With An Umpire With a Small Zone

Fitness in Softball

Parents: When should you step in and approach the coach?

A Road Map for Developing Successful Pitchers

The Change Up

Reverse Your Mindset

Fielding Tips

Correct Bat-Correct Grip

Handling Stress of Pitching Big Games

Mental Toughness

Base Running and Sliding

Fastpitch Softball-Beginning Pitching

Off Field Training for All Fastpitch Players

Keys to Writing a Great Batting Line-Up for Your Team

Sacrifice Bunting

Get a Grip on the Junk Pitches

Drop- and Rise-Ball Grips for Softball Pitchers

Fastball and Change-Up Grips for Pitchers

The Basic Mechanics of the Fastpitch Form

Biography:

A heralded pitcher for the U.S. Olympic Softball Team, Ms. Smith helped Team USA to back-to-back gold medals in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. She also was a member of the 2002 U.S. national team that won gold at the U.S., and Canada Cups, and the International Softball Federation.

Hitting - Career Records:

  • #6 All Time Career Batting Average - .343 (148-432)
  • #5 All Time Career Slugging Percentage - .539 (233-432)
  • #10 All Time Career On-Base Percentage - .412
  • Tied for #14 All Time Career Hits – 148
  • Tied for #19 All Time Career Doubles – 20
  • Tied for #2 All Time Career Triples – 10
  • #8 All Time Career Home Runs – 15
  • Tied for #16 Career Runs Scored – 75
  • #7 All Time Career Runs Batted In – 87
  • #9 All Time Career Total Bases – 233
  • #17 All Time Career Bases on Balls – 46
  • #23 All Time Career Games Played – 171

Pitching – Career Records:

  •  #6 All Time Career Earned Run Avenue - .75 (707.1 innings pitched)
  •  #3 All Time Career Win-Loss Percentage - .804 (82-20)
  •  #1 All Time Career Victories – 82
  •  Tied for #3 All Time Career Appearances – 108
  •  #3 All Time Career Starts – 97
  •  #3 All Time Career Complete Games – 75
  •  #2 All Time Career Shutouts – 46
  •  #3 All Time Career Innings Pitched – 707.1
  •  #4 All Time Career Strikeouts – 600
  •  #9 All Time Career Strikeouts/7 innings – 5.94 (707.1 innings)
  •  #9 All Time Career Fewest Walks/7 innings – 1.78 (707.1 innings)

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