comscore script

Stanek added to Golden Spikes watch list

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Stanek added to Golden Spikes watch list

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas sophomore right hander Ryne Stanek has been named to the midseason watch list for the Golden Spikes Award, as announced on Tuesday by USA Baseball. A total of 60 amateur baseball players are on the midseason watch list for the award, which recognizes the top amateur baseball player in the country. A sophomore right-handed pitcher from Overland Park, Kan., Stanek has been one of the top pitchers in the SEC and in the country in 2012. A midseason All-American by Baseball America, Stanek has posted a 6-3 record with a 2.52 ERA in 11 starts this season. He ranks tied for third in the SEC in wins and his ERA is the seventh-lowest in the conference. Stanek has struck out 60 batters in 64.1 innings and is holding opposing hitters to a .234 batting average. Stanek is ninth in the SEC in innings pitched and tied for eighth in strikeouts. In his Razorback career, Stanek has pitched in 26 games, including 23 starts, and has a 10-5 record with a 3.23 ERA. He has thrown 128.1 innings, giving up just 104 hits and striking out 101 batters. The watch list will be narrowed down to 30 semifinalists on May 29, with the winner being announced live at MLB Network’s studios, scheduled for July 6. Fan voting will once again be a part of the Golden Spikes Award in 2012. Tuesday, May 29, marks the day when amateur baseball fans from across the country will be able to vote for their favorite semifinalist on GoldenSpikesAward.com. As part of this selection process all voters will be asked to choose three players from the list of 30 names. On Tuesday, June 5, USA Baseball will announce the three finalists, and voting will once again commence the same day. Stanek and the Razorbacks are back in action on Wednesday as they face Missouri in the finale of the two-game midweek series. First pitch for the wrap-up against the Tigers is set for 3:05 p.m.



Sports Category : Baseball