In the top of the fifth inning of the Arkansas College Baseball World Series game against Ole Miss, designated hitter Brady Slavens hit a 436-foot home run to dead center field. Slavena’s home run became longest home run in College World Series history at Charles Schwab Field Omaha, according to NCAA baseball. Slavens is also the third player. ever hit a home run in any college game in a gap in center field at Charles Schwab Field Omahajoining Pete Alonso of Florida and Florida State Dylan Busby.
A blast from Slavens gave Arkansas a 2-1 lead in the game. Slavens, a high school senior who attended Olathe (Kan.) Olathe Northwest for high school, came into today’s game batting .253 on the season with 15 home runs and 57 runs batted. As a team, the Razorbacks entered today’s game with a 2-1 record in the College World Series. After breaking through Stanford in the first round, Arkansas lost to Ole Miss 13–5 and then beat Auburn 11–1 to hit the Rebels once more.
Watch the video of Slaven’s explosion below.
You almost never see someone hit dead center in this stadium…
— Arkansas Baseball (@RazorbackBSB) June 23, 2022
If Arkansas win today’s game, they will play Ole Miss again on Thursday with a chance to reach the final of the College World Series on the line. If the Rebels defeat the Razorbacks tonight, Ole Miss will advance to the final without losing a game on their side of the bracket yet.