Plainfield resident, Toran Smith, age 16, has been selected to play on the 2018 Union County underclassmen all star team. On June 10th, the Union County All-Stars played against the Hudson County All-Stars at Kean University. Smith played third baseman.
Smith, a junior at Union County Vo-Tech magnet high school, is a Junior infielder on the Plainfield Cardinals Varsity baseball team. He has been playing baseball and football in Plainfield at an early age. According to Smith's personal statement, "My passion for baseball developed at the age of two when my parents would play wiffle ball with me in the backyard for hours and hours. I started playing T-Ball at the age of 4 and I haven’t stopped since."
Smith's has impressive stats for 2018 - .314 average, 22 hits, 19 runs, 11 RBIs, 19 stolen bases. He was selected baseball All County, 2017 and 2018. The oldest of 3 siblings, Smith is an honor student, volunteers for the Plainfield fire department, participated in the American Cancer Society/run for dads - Team Phi Beta Sigma, and more. He has not decided where he will play in college, but is planning on pursuing a career in engineering and business administration.