- position RHP
- height 6-4
- Weight 220
- class Redshirt Sophomore
- Hometown Walton, Ky.
- SEC Co-Freshman of the Week, 5/8/23
- Dean’s List (Spring 2022)
- SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2022)
- No. 42 Incoming Freshman, 2021 (Perfect Game)
- No. 72 2024 Overall MLB Draft Prospect (Perfect Game, 2022)
Had a 4.84 ERA in 13 starts with a 4-3 record…Served as midweek starter until late in SEC play…Made collegiate debut with 3.0 strong innings on Feb. 21 vs. Evansville…Struck out 43 and allowed 40 hits in 48.1 innings…Started UK’s NCAA Tournament opener vs. Ball State on June 2 and allowed three hits in 4.0 scoreless innings…Struck out career-best eight vs. Louisville…Opposing batters hit just .225 against him…Named SEC co-Freshman of the Week after 6.0 brilliant innings vs. formidable South Carolina offense.
Returned from arm surgery to throw 7.1 innings for the Hamilton Joes of the Great Lakes league…Had a 3.68 earned run average…That shrank to 1.50 over three regular season appearances…Returned on July 7 with two innings of scoreless work.
One of the top pitchers in the prep ranks for the class of 2021…Baseball America listed him as the No. 238 overall prospect in the 2021 MLB Draft…Perfect Game ranked him the No. 84 overall player in the class and No. 26 right-handed pitcher…Perfect Game also had him the No. 2 player in Kentucky behind MLB Draft pick Daylen Lile…Prep Baseball Report ranked him the No. 189 overall player in the class, No. 59 right-hander and No. 3 player in Kentucky…Participated in the PBR Super 60 event and was named to Perfect Game’s Midwest Region High School Dream Team, as well as a preseason All-American…Voted First-Team All-State by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association….
Full name is Travis Wayne Smith…Son of Cory and Sherry Smith…Has two sisters, Taylor and Avery…Mother played college basketball at Thomas Moore University…In 2021 has endured Tommy John surgery, as well as heart surgery.