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#24 DJ Baxendale
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Jacksonville, Ark.
High School: Sylvan Hills HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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DJ Baxendale
Courtesy: Chad Crunk, Athletic Media Relations
Release: 06/26/2012
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Van Horn on Baxendale
Selected as one of the team’s captains … Has been a workhorse on the pitching staff each of the last two years … Very versatile … Outstanding fielding pitcher … Good athlete … Pitched in almost every role last season, before settling in to the Friday night starter role once conference play started … Has the most experience of any pitcher on the team … Throws four pitches for strikes … Type of guy you want on the field when the game is on the line

2012 (Junior)
Set a new Arkansas single-season record with 20 starts and finished the year with an 8-5 record and a 3.11 ERA ... Threw a team-high 107 innings, struck out a team-best 96 batters and held the opposition to a .236 batting average ... Earned All-SEC honors from SEBaseball.com ... Selected as one of the team’s captains ... One of 50 players selected to the preseason watch list for the 2012 Golden Spikes Award ... Named a preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Perfect Game ... Selected as the 25th-best player in college baseball by CollegeBaseballDaily.com ... Ranked as the 38th-best prospect nationally in the junior class and the 85th-best draft prospect for the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft by Baseball America ... Named first-team preseason All-SEC by CollegeBaseballDaily.com ... Selected as the preseason SEC Pitcher of the Year and named preseason first-team All-SEC by SEBaseball.com ... Started the season opener vs. Villanova (2.17) and earned the win, tossing five shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out three ... Improved record to 2-0, earning a win against Valparaiso (2.24) after throwing six innings and allowing three runs on five hits and striking out six ... Started the series finale against BYU (2.29) and picked up his third win of the season, striking out one in a perfect inning ... Earned fourth win of the season against No. 21 Texas (3.4) at the Houston College Classic, throwing five innings and allowing two runs, just one earned, while striking out four ... Picked up fifth win of the season in series-clinching win over Binghamton (3.10), giving up three runs, two of which were earned, and striking out three in five innings of work ... Started the series opener against Alabama (3.16) and received a no decision, allowing a run on five hits and striking out four in 5.1 innings ... Pitched Arkansas to a series-clinching victory against Georgia (4.8), tossing eight shutout innings and striking out seven without issuing a walk ... Named SEBaseball Pitcher of the Week after his performance against the Bulldogs ... Pitched well in start against Kentucky (4.14), but took the loss after giving up just two runs on six hits and striking out seven in eight innings ... Started the series finale at Florida (4.29) and turned in a fantastic outing, allowing a run on five hits and striking out six in 7.1 innings ... Pitching on three days rest, started the series opener against Auburn (5.10) and pitched well, striking out a career-high nine batters and giving up just one run on four hits in 5.2 innings ... Earned seventh win of the season in series opener at Tennessee (5.17), tossing eight scoreless innings and allowing just two hits, while striking out seven ... Named SEC Pitcher of the Week after his performance against the Volunteers ... Took the loss in SEC Tournament game against Ole Miss (5.23), but pitched well, allowing just one run on four hits and striking out five in six innings ... Started the regional opener against Sam Houston State (6.1) and received a no decision after giving up four unearned runs and striking out six in six innings of work … Made two starts in the College World Series, allowing three runs and striking out seven in 10.2 innings … Picked up eighth win of the season in Arkansas’ CWS opener vs. Kent State (6.16), tossing 6.1 innings and giving up a run on three hits with five strikeouts.

2011 (Sophomore)
Finished sophomore season with a 10-2 record, three saves and a 1.58 ERA in 19 appearances, including 12 starts ... Became the first Razorback to record double-digit wins in a season since Nick Schmidt in 2007 ... His 1.58 ERA was the fifth-lowest single-season ERA in program history ... Ranked fourth in the SEC and 10th nationally in ERA ... Held opposing hitters to a .228 batting average, which was 10th in the SEC ... Finished the season strong, winning five of his last six starts ... Named one of 30 semifinalists for the 2011 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award ... Selected to the ABCA All-South Region Second Team ... Earned second team All-SEC honors ... Named to the SEC Baseball Community Service Team ... Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Started season opener vs. Delaware State (2.18) and threw five shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out a career-high seven batters to earn the win ... Pitched twice in series vs. Utah (2.25-2.26), earning a win in the series opener and a save in the second game of the series ... Threw 3.1 shutout innings in the first game of the series against the Utes to earn second win of the season and pitched a perfect ninth inning in second game of series to pick up first save ... Earned second save of the season against McNeese State (3.2), retiring the only batter he faced in the ninth inning ... Improved record to 3-0 on the year with 4.2 scoreless innings and five strikeouts in second game of the series vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3.5) ... Ran record to 4-0 with a win at San Diego State (3.11), throwing five shutout innings with three strikeouts ... Closed out Arkansas’ win in North Little Rock vs. Memphis (3.22), throwing a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout ... Earned fifth win of the season in series opener vs. Vanderbilt (3.25), closing out the game with 2.1 shutout innings and allowing just three hits ... Turned in a then career-long outing in start at Alabama (4.2), pitching 6.2 innings and giving up five runs, just two earned, with six strikeouts ... Tossed five shutout innings in start vs. LSU (4.8) with seven strikeouts ... Threw two shutout innings in start at Kentucky (4.24), but start was cut short due to a blister ... Picked up sixth win of the season in start at Georgia (4.29), throwing seven innings and giving up just a run on five hits with five strikeouts ... After allowing a run on three hits in the first inning against the Bulldogs, only gave up one hit over the next five innings and retired 16 straight batters at one point ... Recorded first complete game of collegiate career and picked up seventh win of the season against No. 5 Florida (5.5), giving up three runs, two earned, with seven strikeouts ... Earned eighth win of the season in series opener at No. 4 South Carolina (5.13), allowing just a run in six innings of work, while striking out six ... Pitched twice in series vs. Ole Miss (5.19-5.21), picking up third save of the season in the series finale victory that clinched the Western Division title ... Started the series opener against the Rebels, pitching extremely well, but suffering the loss after allowing two runs and striking out a career-high eight batters in 8.1 innings ... Notched ninth win of the season in start against Mississippi State (5.26) at SEC Tournament, allowing two runs and striking out three in five innings ... Reached double-digit wins in start against New Mexico (6.4), throwing eight shutout innings, scattering four hits and striking out seven to improve record to 10-2 ... Named to the Tempe Regional All-Regional Team after performance against the Lobos.

2010 (Freshman)
Appeared in a team-high 29 games and posted an 0-2 record with a team-leading seven saves and a 3.58 ERA ... Made his first career appearance in the second game of the season against Ball State (2.20) ... Struck out two over two innings against Troy (2.27) to earn first career save ... Picked up saves in next three appearances-against Troy (2.28), California (3.5) and South Dakota State (3.10)-to push season total to four ... Struck out four in the final game of that stretch ... Pitched the final two innings against LSU (3.19) and secured the win with a pickoff at second base ... Picked up saves five and six at McNeese State (3.24) and against Alabama (3.26), respectively, allowing just one hit in a combined 2.1 innings of work ... Closed out 8-5 win at Mississippi State (4.10) with seven-out save ... Named to the midseason watch list for the sixth annual NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award ... Earned first career start in midweek matchup against New Mexico (4.13) ... Pitched five shutout innings with two hits and a season-high five strikeouts against the Lobos ... Worked 1.2 innings against Vanderbilt (5.26) at the SEC Tournament ... In his longest outing, a relief appearance in game two of the Tempe Super Regional against top-ranked Arizona State (6.13), tallied 6.1 innings with four strikeouts ... Allowed four hits and gave up an unearned run in the game.

Summer Baseball
2011: Pitched for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team ... Started three games for Team USA and finished the summer with a 0-1 record and a 3.38 ERA ... Struck out 12 in 13.1 innings and held opposing hitters to a .245 batting average. 2010: Pitched for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League ... Named Yarmouth-Dennis Pitcher of the Year, finishing second in the Cape Cod League with nine saves ... Was a teammate of sophomore outfielder Matt Vinson ... Made 17 appearances, all in relief, and posted a 2-3 record with a team-leading nine saves and a 2.57 ERA ... Held opponents to a .187 batting average and struck out 14 in 21.0 innings of work ... Appeared in three games in the CCBL Playoffs, picking up two saves and recording a 1.93 ERA.

Sylvan Hills High School

State of Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior ... Named Arkansas Player of the Year by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Louisville Slugger and MaxPreps following senior season ... Rated the number two draft prospect in Arkansas by Baseball America ... Earned high school All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball, Louisville Slugger, MaxPreps and USA Today ... In two seasons with Sylvan Hills, was a two-time all-conference, all-state and all-state tournament performer ... Led the team to the Arkansas Class 6A State Championship title as a junior ... Earned state tournament MVP honors for his efforts ... Team captured two conference championships and a state runner-up finish during senior season ... Selected to All-Metro and AAA All-Star Games ... Totaled a 42-12 record with a 0.73 ERA during prep career ... Posted a 25-1 record as a junior and senior ... An all-conference and all-state performer with Arkadelphia and Abundant Life prior to joining Sylvan Hills.

In the Draft
2012 - Minnesota Twins, 10th round (310th overall)

Personal
Baxendale is the son of Greg and Shea Baxendale ... Has three siblings, Blake, Bailey and Brooks ... Blake signed an NLI with the Razorbacks in the fall of 2011 ... Majoring in journalism.

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