FAYETTEVILLE – Four members of the Arkansas baseball team were named to the SEBaseball.com All-SEC Team, which was recently announced.
Junior pitcher DJ Baxendale
, junior third baseman Matt Reynolds
and sophomore pitcher Ryne Stanek
were named to the site’s All-SEC team, while outfielder Brian Anderson
was selected to SEBaseball.com’s All-SEC Freshman Team.
A native of Jacksonville, Ark., Baxendale has again been the work horse for the Razorback pitching staff. Baxendale has posted a 7-4 record with a 3.02 ERA in 86.1 innings. Baxendale has struck out 79 and has held opposing hitters to a .235 batting average. The junior right hander made 10 starts in conference play and had a 2-3 record with a 3.39 ERA. Baxendale has posted wins this season over Villanova, Valparaiso, BYU, Texas, Binghamton, Georgia and Tennessee. For his career, Baxendale has pitched in 64 games, which is tied for the seventh most appearances in school history. He has a 17-8 career record with 10 saves and a 2.64 ERA. Baxendale’s ERA is the sixth lowest in school annals, while his 10 saves are tied for eighth most in Arkansas history.
Reynolds has been the top offensive performer for Arkansas during the 2012 season. In 57 games, including 56 starts, Reynolds is hitting a team-best .340 with seven homers and 41 RBI. A Tulsa, Okla., native, Reynolds also leads the Razorbacks in runs (44), doubles (18), total bases (107), slugging percentage (.535), walks (37) and on-base percentage (.451). Reynolds has 18 multi-hit games and a team-high 12 multi-RBI games on the year. Reynolds had reached base in 39 straight games until failing to reach base against Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament. Reynolds has played in 140 games, with 131 starts, in his collegiate career and has a .279 career batting average with 11 homers and 68 RBI.
A native of Overland Park, Kan., Stanek has started 14 games in his sophomore season and has a 6-4 record with a 3.09 ERA. The right hander has pitched 75.2 innings and has struck out 72 batters, while holding the opposition to a .240 batting average. Stanek has posted victories this season over Villanova, Valparaiso, Texas Tech, Binghamton, Alabama and Mississippi State. In 29 career appearances, including 26 starts, Stanek has a 10-6 record with one save and a 3.48 ERA. Stanek has struck out 113 batters in 139.2 innings and has held opposing hitters to a .227 batting average.
Anderson entered the Arkansas lineup in the middle of the season and has been a regular ever seen. The Edmond, Okla., product has played in 37 games and made 23 starts as a freshman and is hitting .307 with two homers and 10 RBI. Anderson has saved some of his best play for conference foes, hitting .346 in league games with two round trippers and nine RBI. Anderson is second on the team with a .421 on-base percentage and has seven multi-hit games.
The Arkansas baseball team will learn its NCAA Tournament fate on Monday when the 64-team field is announced. The selection show is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday and will be televised by ESPNU.