FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas juniors Nick Schmidt and Jess Todd were named second-team Louisville Slugger All-Americans on Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball.
Schmidt, a southpaw, boasts a 10-3 record on the season with a 2.85 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 117 innings of work. He is the Razorbacks career leader in strikeouts with 341 and has a 27-8 career record. Schmidt has thrown five complete games this season and averages almost seven innings per start with a .201 opponent batting average that leads the SEC.
The right-handed Todd began the year in the bullpen but developed into a dominant starter in the Hogs’ rotation. He is 9-2 on the season with a 2.49 ERA and 124 strikeouts in 90.1 innings. He also has two saves and two complete games. Todd is 5-0 over his last six starts with a 0.91 ERA and 64 strikeouts.
Schmidt and Todd both earned first-team All-SEC recognition by the conference coaches last week. Schmidt was a first-team honoree last season by Louisville Slugger and a Freshman All-American in 2005. Todd was a NJCAA All-American at Navarro [Texas] College last season.
Todd is the 16th Razorback to garner All-America honors. Schmidt is the fifth Hog to be a two-time All-American, joining names such as Kevin McReynolds, Jeff King, Phillip Stidham and David Walling.
The Razorbacks host Albany in the opening round of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at 6:37 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at Baum Stadium. The entire regional will be televised nationally by CSTV.