Photo Courtesy: UA Athletics (Walt Beazley)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) - The University of Arkansas baseball team added 15 players during the early signing period, as announced on Thursday by head coach Dave Van Horn.
"I think this is one of the more well-rounded classes we've had here at the University of Arkansas in the last 10 years," Coach Van Horn said. "There's some outstanding pitchers, a good mix of right- and left-handed pitchers. If we can get them here, this is probably top to bottom the best offensive class we've brought in since I've been here. There's a lot of guys in this class that can come in and contribute as young players."
The Razorbacks signing class is currently ranked among the best in the country, coming in at No. 9 according to Perfect Game. The class includes 11 players ranked among the top 500 recruits and five players ranked among the top 200 recruits.
The 2014 signing class includes outfielder Jack Benninghoff of Overland Park, Kan., outfielder Luke Bonfield of Skillman, N.J., infielder Matt Campbell of Chesapeake, Va., catcher/outfielder Mark Clark of Fort Smith, Ark., left-handed pitcher Ryan Fant of Texarkana, Texas, infielder Keith Grieshaber of St. Louis, Mo., left-handed pitcher/first baseman Sam Hentges of Shoreview, Minn., left-handed pitcher/designated hitter Trenton Hill of Bentonville, Ark., infielder Max Hogan of Belton, Texas, right-handed pitcher/first baseman Keaton McKinney of Ankeny, Iowa, left-handed pitcher/outfielder Kyle Pate of Fayetteville, Ark., right-handed pitcher Jonah Patten of Ossian, Ind., catcher Nathan Rodriguez of Yorba Linda, Calif., catcher/infielder Chad Spanberger of Granite City, Ill., and infielder Blake Wiggins of Little Rock, Ark.