Stanek of Razorbacks Baseball Named to Golden Spikes Watch List

Courtesy University of Arkansas Athletics Department

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas junior right-handed pitcher Ryne Stanek has been named to the preseason watch list for the Golden Spikes Award, as announced on Thursday by USA Baseball.

Stanek is one of 50 players to be included on the initial watch list for the award, which recognizes the top amateur baseball player in the country. The midseason watch list will be announced on May 2 with 30 semifinalists released on May 28. The three finalists will be revealed on June 4 with the winner of the award being announced on Friday, July 19, on the MLB Network. 

Stanek is on the watch list for the second straight year after also being included last year on the midseason watch list. A native of Overland Park, Kan., Stanek has developed into one of the top pitchers in college baseball. The right hander started 17 games as a sophomore and finished the season with an 8-4 record and a 2.82 ERA. He ranked tied for 10th in the SEC in ERA, 10th in opposing batting average (.229), tied for 10th in innings pitched (92.2), 12th in strikeouts (83) and tied for seventh in wins. Stanek, who has been named a preseason All-American by Baseball America, Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball, saved some of his best performances for the postseason. In three postseason starts last season, Stanek compiled a 2-0 record with a 1.59 ERA. He threw eight scoreless innings in Arkansas’ victory over Rice in the Houston Regional and was named Most Outstanding Player of the regional. In the College World Series, Stanek allowed just one run on three hits over six innings in the Razorbacks’ victory over South Carolina.

Through his first two seasons as a Razorback, Stanek has a 12-6 record with a 3.27 ERA. In 156.2 innings of work, Stanek has struck out 124 batters and has held the opposition to a .222 batting average.

Arkansas opens the 2013 season on Friday when it hosts Western Illinois. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. Season tickets for Arkansas’ 34-game home schedule are now on sale. Season tickets are $190 for adults and $140 for University of Arkansas staff, youth and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-982-HOGS (4647) or by visiting the online ticket center at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

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One Response to “Stanek of Razorbacks Baseball Named to Golden Spikes Watch List”

  1. Jon Davis
    February 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Details for the baseball game today:

    Weekend Schedule (Times Central and Subject to Change) – Fayetteville, Ark.
    Friday, Feb. 15 – 3:05 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 16 – 12:05 p.m.
    Sunday, Feb. 17 – 1:05 p.m.

    Live Game Coverage
    Television/Webcast: ArkansasRazorbacks.com
    Radio: Razorback Baseball Radio Network from IMG
    Live Stats & Live Blog: ArkansasRazorbacks.com
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RazorbackBSB

    Ticket Information
    Season tickets for Arkansas’ 34-game home schedule are still on sale. Season tickets are $190 for adults and $140 for University of Arkansas staff, youth and senior citizens. Season tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-982-HOGS (4647) or by visiting the online ticket center at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Single-game tickets for this weekend’s series are available on gameday at Baum Stadium. Single-game tickets are $10 for reserved seats and $8 for general admission.

    Promotional Giveaways
    Friday – Pepsi/AT&T Schedule Posters
    Saturday – Pepsi/AT&T Schedule Magnets

    Probable Pitching Matchups (Arkansas listed first)
    Friday (3:05 p.m.)
    RHP Ryne Stanek (Jr., 8-4, 2.82)* vs. RHP Nick Smith (So., 3-6, 4.98)
    Saturday (12:05 p.m.)
    RHP Barrett Astin (Jr., 3-5, 1.99)* vs. RHP Tyler Willman (So., 1-1, 7.71)* or RHP John White
    Sunday (1:05 p.m.)
    LHP Trent Daniel (R-Sr., 2-0, 5.06)* vs. RHP Mason Pingel (So., 0-0, 5.00)*
    *2012 Stats

    Rankings
    Arkansas – No. 1 (USA Today Coaches/NCBWA/Collegiate Baseball), No. 2 (Perfect Game), No. 3 Baseball America
    Western Illinois – Not Ranked

    Statewide Radio Stations
    KASR 92.7 FM – Conway
    KAGH 104.9 FM – Crossett
    KELD 106.5 FM – El Dorado
    KQSM 92.1 FM – Fayetteville
    KXJK 950 AM – Forrest City
    KHGG 103.1 FM – Fort Smith
    KWXI 670 AM – Glenwood
    KWXI 98.9 FM – Glenwood
    KFFA 1360 AM – Helena
    KXAR 1490 AM – Hope
    KABZ 103.7 FM – Little Rock
    KBCN 104.3 FM – Marshall
    KTTG 96.3 FM – Mena
    KOMT 107.5 FM – Mountain Home
    KURM 790 AM – Rogers
    KURM 100.3 FM – Rogers
    KARV 610 AM – Russellville
    KARV 101.3 FM – Russellville
    KSMD 99.1 FM – Searcy
    KWAK 105.1 FM – Stuttgart
    KKTK 1400 AM – Texarkana, Texas

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