Senior Howie Smith earned Second Team and Third Team All-Mideast Region honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and D3Baseball.com respectively on the heels of being named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Most Outstanding Pitcher.
He set a single season program record in innings pitched (94.1) while also boasting a 9-3 record with a 2.48 ERA and five complete games. Smith also earned the Quakers their first NCAA Tournament victory, shutting down the nation's best offensive team to two runs in a 6-2 triumph over the College of Wooster.
The Hamilton, Ohio, native finishes his Earlham career first in program history in wins (23), second in innings pitched (256.0), and third in strikeouts (196).
The Quakers finished the 2017 season with the most wins (30) in program history. Earlham won the HCAC regular season and tournament title for the first time in program history as well as advancing to the NCAA Division III Tournament, also for the first time.