Today’s senior spotlight is on Weston Smith of the Williston baseball team.
He is the son of head baseball coach Jim Smith. Weston was a two-year starter for the Red Devils. His favorite baseball memory was winning the 2019 state title in Ft. Myers.
Last year Williston topped Union County to capture the Class 1A-District 6 title, then beat Hamilton County 11-1 in five innings in the regional semifinals. In the win against the Trojans, Weston was 1-for-3 with two runs driven in. The Red Devils held on to beat Madison County, 3-2, in the regional finals, and rallied for four runs in the sixth to beat Sneads 4-2 in the 1A state semifinals.
Williston won the Class 1A state title by beating Levy County rival Chiefland in the final, 4-2, to cap a 21-9 season. It marked Williston’s third state baseball title in six years. They won back-to-back in 2014 and 2015.
This season in just seven games played, Weston Smith had four runs driven in. Half of them came in a game this past February when he was 1-for-2 against rival Chiefland with two runs driven in.
Coach Smith said that Weston has a good knowledge of the game. He was unselfish, a great teammate, and a hard worker. He looks to continue his academic and athletic career in college and has baseball workouts scheduled with some colleges in the region.
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