FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Arkansas third baseman Matt Reynolds and sophomore pitcher Ryne Stanek were named honorable mention All-Americans by College Baseball Insider, as announced on Friday morning.
Reynolds earned his third All-America honor of the 2012 postseason, while Stanek picked up his first All-America accolade. Reynolds was also named an All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game.
A native of Tulsa, Okla., Reynolds was the top offensive performer for the Razorbacks throughout the 2012 season. Reynolds, who signed a professional contract with the New York Mets, led Arkansas in all three Triple Crown categories, finishing his junior season with a .323 batting average, seven homers and 45 RBI. A Collegiate Baseball third team All-American, Reynolds also led the team in runs scored (48), doubles (20), total bases (117), slugging percentage (.498), walks (40), on-base percentage (.427) and stolen bases. Reynolds, who was named first-team All-SEC at third base, finished tied for the team lead with 20 multi-hit games and had a team-best 13 multi-RBI performances. Named to the SEC All-Defensive Team for his work at the hot corner, Reynolds had a .950 fielding percentage, committing just 10 errors.
Reynolds played in 150 games, including 141 starts, as a Razorback and had a .275 career batting average with 11 home runs and 72 RBI. Reynolds had a .382 career on-base percentage and a .413 slugging percentage in his collegiate career.
Stanek started 17 games for Arkansas during the 2012 season and went 8-4 with a 2.82 ERA. His eight wins tied him with DJ Baxendale for the most on the team. In 92.2 innings, Stanek gave up 75 hits and struck out 83. He held opposing hitters to a .229 batting average. Stanek was a key part in the Razorbacks’ run to the College World Series, starting three games in the NCAA Tournament and compiling a 2-0 record with a 1.59 ERA. Stanek earned a win in the College World Series, defeating South Carolina in Arkansas’ second game of the CWS.
In his first two seasons at Arkansas, Stanek has pitched in 32 games, including 29 starts, and has a 12-6 record with one save and a 3.27 ERA. In 156.2 innings, Stanek has only allowed 125 hits, while striking out 124 batters.