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Oregon State's Travis Bazzana (Photo by Eddie Kelly / ProLook Photos)

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GSA Spotlight: Oregon State’s Travis Bazzana

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Conventional wisdom suggests the best way to attack an elite lefthanded hitter is with lefthanded pitching — that’s a tried and true approach dating back more than a century. And that approach worked OK for Arkansas against Oregon State’s Travis Bazzana last Friday night, because Arkansas happened to have a truly elite lefthanded pitcher having a legendary night, as Hagen Smith racked up 17 strikeouts in six innings. Three of those strikeouts came at Bazzana’s expense, all on nasty sliders.

But don’t let Smith’s brilliance fool you; conventional wisdom will let you down against Bazzana, because he[…]

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