Russell Smith, TCU (Photo by Eddie Kelly / ProLook Photos)

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Rogers Review: TCU’s Russell Smith Shows Off Breaking Ball Against MSU

Analysis

ARLINGTON, Texas — You could sense the urgency in Russell Smith’s approach as he took the mound for TCU against Mississippi State.

In Saturday’s contest between TCU and Ole Miss, the Frogs didn’t get a strong start from righthander Johnny Ray. Ray had a strong first inning and struggled the rest of the way. Against a potent Mississippi State team, a slow start likely meant bad news the rest of the way.

Smith knew that, and pitched with a hard-nosed approached on the way to a 3-2 win to give the Big 12 its first win at the State Farm[…]

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