Former Copperas Cove star Jaylen Smith earned his first professional victory Friday pitching for the Gulf Coast League Phillies West.

Smith, a left-hander reliever, entered the game with the bases loaded and pitched 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief — he walked three and struck out one but allowed no runs — in the Phillies’ 7-4 win over the Yankees West. He also picked off a baserunner.

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