FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas pitcher Ryne Stanek has been named a second-team All-American by Baseball America.
Stanek was recognized by Baseball America after leading a pitching staff that recorded college baseball’s lowest ERA (1.89) since 1976. The right-hander went 10-2 with a 1.39 earned run average. He was 7-1 with a 0.96 ERA against Southeastern Conference opponents.
Stanek was one of four starting pitchers to earn second-team honors, joining Stanford’s Mark Appel, Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede and Cal State Fullerton’s Justin Garza. Cal State Fullerton’s Thomas Eshelman, Oklahoma’s Jonathan Gray, Oregon State’s Andrew Moore and LSU Austin Nola were first-team starting pitchers.
The Tampa Bay Rays selected him with the 29th pick in the first round of last week’s Major League Baseball Draft. Stanek – who also was named a second-team all-American by Collegiate Baseball last month — has not yet signed with the Rays.