FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas junior right-handed pitcher Colby Suggs
has been named a third-team preseason All-American, as announced on Wednesday night by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
A native of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Suggs was one of the best relievers out of the Arkansas bullpen in 2012. Suggs, who has been named one of four team captains for the Razorbacks in 2013, appeared in 30 games, all in relief, last season and finished the year with a 7-1 record with a 1.38 ERA. Suggs held opposing hitters to a .203 batting average, while striking out 36 batters in 39 innings of work. Suggs ranked tied for 10th in the SEC in wins and was tied for 10th in appearances. Suggs did not allow a run in 24 of his 30 outings last season and had streaks of eight and 11 consecutive appearances without allowing a run.
Suggs has pitched in 42 games in his Razorback career and has a 9-2 record with a 1.22 ERA. He has struck out 58 batters in 59 innings of work and opposing batters are hitting just .171 against him.
Arkansas opens the 2013 season on Friday, Feb. 15, when it hosts Western Illinois. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m.