See Arkansas' Brady Slavens hit longest College World Series home run at current stadium

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Arkansas Razorbacks baseball designated hitter Brady Slavens made College World Series history on Wednesday against Ole Miss.

The history came in the top of the fifth inning.

Slavens led off the top of the fifth inning for Arkansas, and on the second pitch he saw, he smashed the ball to dead center field.

The home run went 436 feet — longer than any other home run at the College World Series since the event moved to Charles Schwab Field/TD Ameritrade Park in 2011.

Brady Slavens sets College World Series home run record

The exit velocity on Slavens' homer was 107 miles per hour, and the launch angle was 24 degrees, according to Arkansas.

The previous record home run distance was 429 feet, according to the NCAA. Auburn's Eduoard Julien did it on June 16, 2019, vs. Mississippi State, and Florida's Pete Alonso also hit a 429-footer on June 20, 2015, vs. Virginia.

When Slavens was told after the game that he set a CWS record for the longest home run, he said, "I don't know how."

Arkansas defeated Ole Miss 3-2.

Slavens finished the game 2-for-3 with a walk in addition to his solo home run.

Jun 22, 2022; Omaha, NE, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks designated hitter Brady Slavens (17) reacts after scoring against the Ole Miss Rebels during the fifth inning at Charles Schwab Field. Mandatory Credit: Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 22, 2022; Omaha, NE, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks designated hitter Brady Slavens (17) reacts after scoring against the Ole Miss Rebels during the fifth inning at Charles Schwab Field. Mandatory Credit: Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas improved to 46-20 overall. Ole Miss went to 39-23 overall.

Ole Miss and Arkansas will play next at 3 p.m. CT on Thursday.

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Dave Van Horn is the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball head coach. Mike Bianco is the Ole Miss baseball head coach.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.

This article originally appeared on Fort Smith Times Record: See Arkansas' Brady Slavens hit longest CWS homer at current stadium