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Hagen Smith, Arkansas (Arkansas photo)


Hagen Smith isn’t Paul Skenes, but he’s closer than you might think

SEC Extra

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — For a brief moment Thursday night, it appeared that LSU might have figured something out against Hagen Smith in a way that few have before in 2024. 

In the top of the fourth, with Arkansas on top 1-0, Tommy White reached out and got the barrel on an offspeed pitch and dumped it into the bullpen behind the left field wall for a solo home run. One pitch later, Hayden Travinski took a fastball the opposite way and banged it off the indoor training center behind the bullpen in right field. 

Suddenly it was 2-1 LSU and[…]