Senior pitcher Josh Smith is the LaGrange College Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 16.
Smith pitched the clinching game of the USA South Tournament for the Panthers. In the 6-0 win over Piedmont, the McDonough, Georgia native went 8-1/3 innings, allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out five. For his effort, Smith was named the Most Valuable Player for the tournament. He is 3-1 with a 3.09 ERA in nine appearances for the Panthers.