MORGANTOWN \u2014 Quintin Smith lives by the phrase, \u201cIf you look good, you play good.\u201d\r\n\r\nAfter helping the Mohawks hockey team claim the West Virginia state championship in February, Smith decided to keep his hockey look for baseball season.\r\n\r\nAs the Morgantown High leadoff hitter and starting shortstop, Smith is easy to pinpoint with a long flow rolling out of the bottom of his cap and batting helmet.\r\n\r\n\u201cYou just gotta show off the flow if you got good hair,\u201d Smith claimed.\r\n\r\nAnd like Samson, the long hair may be giving Smith extra strength this year. With 11 home runs, he now holds the school record for most in a season. The previous record was eight, held by John Ferguson in 2000.\r\n\r\nTeammate Caleb Taylor also broke the previous record, hitting nine home runs.\r\n\r\nSmith also leads the team in doubles, with 12, and is third in RBIs, with 32, behind Taylor\u2019s 44 and Devon Neal\u2019s 36.\r\n\r\nSmith isn\u2019t your prototypical leadoff man, and hitting for more power was a conscious effort he made heading into his senior year.\r\n\r\n\u201cI definitely wanted to hit for more power this year and I am seeing the ball better and just picking good pitches to hit,\u201d Smith said. \u201cI had no clue I broke it either to be honest. Just this winter, I really bought into living with Ryan (Leibreich) at [Pro Performance] and just working hard. I wanted to hit a couple this year but I had no clue I would hit 11 before the regional tournament.\u201d\r\n\r\nLeibreich, along with Andy Altemus and JT Heenan, worked with all five seniors for the Mohigans \u2014 Smith, Taylor, Neal, Colton Matthews and Gavin Cottle \u2014 and Leibreich believes it starts with the foundation to help a player gain power. There are no magic tricks or special exercises, it starts with the basics.\r\n\r\n\u201cOn the strength side, we squat, deadlift and press, and to get those movements perfect,\u201d Leibreich said. \u201cWe do a lot of medicine ball throws as well as unilateral exercises. We train in all planes of motion. It\u2019s a holistic approach which everyone gets to see the culmination of years of hard work and consistency.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe power development is due to a solid foundation of strength and growing through them moving well as athletes.\u201d\r\n\r\nAlthough his power numbers are up, Smith is still contributing as a leadoff hitter should. He\u2019s hitting .408, but more impressive, his on-base percentage is .538 \u2014 he\u2019s gotten on base in more than half his at-bats. He\u2019s also scored 52 runs in 32 games.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s awesome because I know the guys behind me put the bat on the ball and put it in play, so it\u2019s just giving us a better chance to score runs and put teams away,\u201d Smith said.\r\n\r\nSmith and the Mohigans (27-5) will begin the Class AAA Region I championship series against Wheeling Park (18-8) at 5 p.m. Monday at Mylan Park. Game 2 will be Tuesday in Wheeling and if needed, Game 3 will be back in Morgantown on Wednesday.