Razorback Baseball Players Named All-Tourney; Reaction to NCAA Regional News


FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas Razorback baseball junior pitcher Ryne Stanek, redshirt freshman outfielder Tyler Spoon and senior outfielder Matt Vinson were named to the 2013 SEC Tournament All-Tournament Team, as announced on Sunday evening.

Stanek started the Razorbacks’ 4-1 victory over No. 2 LSU on Thursday night and earned his ninth win of the season. The Overland Park, Kan., native worked eight innings, allowing an unearned run on six hits and striking out four. Over his eight innings of work, Stanek only allowed two base runners to advance past second base and didn’t allow a runner to advance farther than first base over his final four innings of work. With the victory, Stanek improved to 9-2 on the season with a 1.40 ERA. In 11 starts vs. SEC opponents, Stanek is 8-1 with a 0.86 ERA, allowing 14 runs, only seven earned, in 73 innings of work.

Spoon started all three games of the SEC Tournament in the Razorback outfield. Spoon finished the tournament with a .412 batting average (5-for-12) with a pair of RBI. The Van Buren, Ark., native had at least one hit in each game of the tournament, including a three-hit performance in Arkansas’ victory over No. 2 LSU on Thursday. Spoon has started all 57 games of his redshirt freshman year and has a .288 batting average with a team-high tying four homers and a team-leading 45 RBI.

Vinson patrolled center field in all three SEC Tournament games for Arkansas. The Alma, Ark., native was the Razorbacks’ top offensive performer in the tournament, finishing the week with a .462 batting average (6-for-13) with a RBI and two runs scored. Vinson had three hits each in Arkansas’ victory over Ole Miss on Wednesday and over No. 2 LSU on Thursday. Vinson has played in 54 games, including 53 starts, in his senior season and has a .299 batting average with two homers, 23 RBI and is tied for the team lead with eight stolen bases.

The 15th-ranked Arkansas Razorback baseball team will find out where it is headed for the NCAA Tournament on Monday at 11 a.m. when the full field of 64 is announced. The selection show will be televised on ESPNU.

The Razorback baseball team was not selected to host a regional in the NCAA Tournament, which drew reaction from fans and players, alike. Below are a few of the comments from players when it became known Sunday evening the team would not be a host site.

[tweet https://twitter.com/rstanek_55/status/338823428041740288] [tweet https://twitter.com/papasuggs34/status/338834584131219456] [tweet https://twitter.com/DFicociello25/status/338829622257016832] [tweet https://twitter.com/DFicociello25/status/338830539098304512] [tweet https://twitter.com/DFicociello25/status/338853393315549185] [tweet https://twitter.com/DFicociello25/status/338913450501746688]

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  • Drew F.

    As usual, something Arkansas earned and deserved is given to someone who didn’t *cough* South Carolina *cough*.

    Remember a couple years ago when the Hogs were #14 in the RPI, but #34 UCLA got to host instead because they had the better record? I guess the rules have changed.

  • Jay

    Don’t drop games against the so-so teams on your 47 ranked SOS..good wins got cancelled out by tough losses

    And other than So Carolina, who would they reasonably supplant as a regional host?

  • acapo

    Sorry kids you are wrong. We don’t deserve a Regional. Stunk it up in AZ losing to Gonzaga and Pacific, lost to Western Illinois and New Mexico at home and put yourselves in a position to have to win the SECT, which DVH has gone on record as saying he doesn’t care about, and didn’t win it.
    I hope this motivates you but its not a slap, this team is a legit #2 seed at someone else’s regional.
    Now try to hit a freakin’ baseball.

    • Drew F.

      Why do people keep saying that we lost to Western Illinois? Pretty sure we won that series…

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