Smith and Tygart secure spot on Perfect Game Freshman All-America Team


Fayetteville, Ark. – Arkansas pitchers Hagen Smith and Brady Tygart were named Freshman All-Americans by Perfect Game.

It’s the sixth straight season the Razorbacks have had at least one freshman earn All-America honors.

Smith has made 19 appearances with 14 starts on the mound this season, going 6-2 with a 4.85 ERA and two saves in 72.1 innings. The southpaw struck out 82 batters while limiting opposing batters to a .240 batting average. Smith’s six wins are tied with Jaxon Wiggins and Zack Morris for second on the team.

Smith, who was also named to the Freshman All-SEC team earlier this season, now has two Freshman All-America honors to his name. He was named to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s All-America freshman team before garnering second-team accolades from Perfect Game.

Tygart, meanwhile, has been one of Arkansas’ most reliable arms this season, emerging as the Hogs’ closest principal. The right-hander has a 3.82 ERA with 51 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings of work with a team-leading eight saves on the year.

The Hernando, Miss., native dominated SEC play during the regular season, recording a 1.91 ERA and seven saves while stoking 40 and holding opposing hitters to a tiny .160 batting average in 28 1/ 2 sleeves. Tygart, like Smith, landed on the Freshman All-SEC team.

Tygart has now earned Freshman All-America accolades from three outlets – Collegiate Baseball, National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association and Perfect Game. He received praise from the NCBWA First Team and Perfect Game.

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