Photo Courtesy: UA Athletics (Walt Beazley)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) - Arkansas junior right-handed pitcher Ryne Stanek has earned All-South region honors, as announced on Wednesday by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
The all-region recognition continues a postseason that has been full of honors for the standout pitcher. Along with his all-region honors, Stanek has earned second-team All-America honors from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game. Stanek also became the seventh Razorback in program history to be drafted in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft as he was taken with the 29th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Rays.
A native of Overland Park, Kan., Stanek put together a stellar junior season, finishing the year with a 10-2 record and a 1.39 ERA in 16 starts. A first-team All-SEC selection, Stanek currently ranks second in the SEC and ninth nationally in ERA. His 1.39 ERA is the third-lowest single-season ERA in school history, while his 10 victories are tied for the ninth most in a season. In 97.1 innings pitched, Stanek allowed 23 runs, 15 earned, on 72 hits and struck out 79 batters. Opponents hit .207 against Stanek. In 11 starts vs. SEC opponents, Stanek had an 8-1 record with a 0.86 ERA. Stanek allowed two or fewer earned runs in 14 of his 16 starts and allowed one earned run or less in 10 of 11 starts vs. SEC opponents.
Stanek has pitched in 48 games, including 45 starts, as a Razorback and has a 22-8 career record with one save and a 2.55 ERA. In 254 innings, Stanek has struck out 203 batters, while giving up 88 runs, 72 earned, on 197 hits. He's held opponents to a .216 batting average. Stanek currently ranks sixth in school history in career ERA and sixth in career starts.