2. Smith completes unprecedented career
The Globe doesn’t pick an Athlete of the Spring, but is there any doubt whom that would be? Milford pitcher Shannon Smith has shattered every record in the books, finishing her career with her second state title and a state-record 1,219 strikeouts. Smith, who is bound for Kentucky, didn’t give up a single run in the 2013 postseason, throwing six straight shutouts, including a 1-0 win over Agawam in the state championship. “This is the cherry on top for my career,” she said. “It’s been a great ride here at Milford.” Maybe the best part is that with Milford’s move to the Hockomock League, fans in EMass were happy to see her first-hand. But not the hitters.