FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas junior right-handed pitcher Zach Jackson was named a first team preseason All-American by Perfect Game on Monday morning. The honor is the second this winter for Jackson, having already earned preseason All-American first team recognition from Louisville Slugger.
The All-American distinction comes just days after being tabbed the No. 26 college prospect for the 2016 MLB Draft by Baseball America.
Jackson was brilliant in late innings last season, striking out 89 hitters in 60.0 innings of work. He posted a 5-1 record with nine saves and a 2.10 earned run average en route to All-SEC first team honors.
The Berryhill, Oklahoma native was especially dominant down the stretch, allowing just two earned runs over his final 12 outings and 20.2 innings of the year. His most memorable outing came in Game 3 of the NCAA Fayetteville Super Regional when he took the mound in the sixth inning against Missouri State. He retired 11 straight hitters, helping the Razorbacks capture a 3-2 victory and the program’s eighth bid to the College World Series.
The #OmaHogs will begin their 2016 season on Feb. 19 at Baum Stadium against Central Michigan. Arkansas will open with 16 of its first 19 at Baum Stadium. Season tickets, mini-plans and single-game tickets are available at ArkansasRazorbacks.com or by calling the Razorback Ticket Office at 1-800-982-HOGS.