FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas baseball team will be well represented in wood-bat summer leagues as 17 current Razorbacks will spend their summer playing in various collegiate leagues across the country.
Four members of the Arkansas baseball team will be a part of the USA Collegiate National Team this summer. Razorback head coach Dave Van Horn will serve as an assistant coach for the team, while sophomore DJ Baxendale, and freshmen Dominic Ficociello and Ryne Stanek will play for the Red, White and Blue. The USA will play 14 games this summer, including a five-game series against Japan.
Four Razorbacks will play in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League. Freshman Barrett Astin is scheduled to pitch for Wareham, while sophomore Matt Reynolds will play for Yarmouth-Dennis. Sophomore Jimmy Bosco and redshirt sophomore Trent Daniel will suit up for Cotuit. Stanek was also scheduled to play in the Cape this summer for Bourne, but was selected as an alternate for the USA Collegiate National Team.
Three Razorback freshmen will play in the Northwoods League. Jacob Rice and Jake Wise will be teammates for Duluth, while Nolan Sanburn will play for Battle Creek.
Redshirt freshman Franco Broyles, sophomore Randall Fant and freshman Jeff Harvill will all play in the California Collegiate League with the Glendale Angelenos.
A pair of Razorbacks will play in the Coastal Plain League as freshmen Eric Fisher and Colby Suggs will be members of the Forrest City Owls.
Sophomore Matt Vinson will play in the Alaska Baseball League with the Glacier Pilots, while redshirt sophomore Kyle Atkins will suit up for Lexington in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.
For more information regarding Razorback baseball or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
2011 Razorbacks in Summer BaseballUSA Collegiate National TeamDJ BaxendaleDominic FicocielloRyne Stanek
Cape Cod Baseball LeagueBarrett Astin – Wareham GatemenJimmy Bosco – Cotuit KettleersTrent Daniel – Cotuit KettleersMatt Reynolds – Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox
Northwoods LeagueJacob Rice – Duluth HuskiesNolan Sanburn – Battle Creek BombersJake Wise – Duluth Huskies
California Collegiate LeagueFranco Broyles – Glendale AngelenosRandall Fant – Glendale AngelenosJeff Harvill – Glendale Angelenos
Coastal Plain LeagueEric Fisher – Forrest City OwlsColby Suggs – Forrest City Owls
Alaska Baseball LeagueMatt Vinson – Glacier Pilots
Great Lakes Summer Collegiate LeagueKyle Atkins – Lexington Hustlers