2012 Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team

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2012 Arkansas Razorbacks baseball
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Houston Regional Champions
Waco Super Regional Champions
College World Series, T–3rd
Conference Southeastern Conference West
Ranking
Coaches #6
AP #3
2012 record 46-22 (16-14 SEC)
Head coach Dave van Horn
Hitting coach Todd Butler
Pitching coach Dave Jorn
Home stadium Baum Stadium
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Eastern
#2 South Carolina xy 18 11   .621     49 20   .710
#6 Florida y 18 12   .600     47 20   .701
#19 Kentucky y 18 12   .600     45 18   .714
#25 Vanderbilt y 16 14   .533     35 28   .556
Georgia 14 15   .483     31 26   .544
Tennessee 8 22   .267     24 31   .436
Western
#11 LSU xy 19 11   .633     47 18   .723
#3 Arkansas y 16 14   .533     46 22   .676
Mississippi State y 16 14   .533     40 24   .625
Ole Miss y 14 16   .467     37 26   .587
Auburn 13 17   .433     31 28   .525
Alabama 9 21   .300     21 34   .382
x – Division champion
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship
As of June 26, 2012[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll

The 2012 Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team represented the University of Arkansas in baseball at the Division I level in the NCAA for the 2012 season. Dave van Horn was the coach in his tenth year at his alma mater.[2] The team clinched a berth in the 2012 College World Series after winning the Waco Super Regional on June 11.[3]

Coaches[edit]

2012 Arkansas Razorbacks baseball coaching staff
  • 2 Dave van Horn - Head Coach
  • 22 Todd Butler - Hitting Coach
  • 31 Dave Jorn - Pitching Coach
  • 21 Brian Walker - Volunteer Assistant Coach
  • 11 Matt Willard - Student Assistant Coach

Source: arkansasrazorbacks.com

Roster[edit]

2012 Arkansas Razorbacks fall baseball roster
Source: arkansasrazorbacks.com – The Official Site of University of Arkansas Athletics
Number Name Position B/T Height Weight Class Hometown/HS/JC
1 Bryan Anderson INF R/R 6–3 185 Fr. Edmond, OK/Deer Creek HS
3 Jacob Mahan INF L/R 6–0 185 Jr. Camarillo, CA/Oxnard College/Camarillo HS
4 Jacob Morris OF/RHP R/R 6–3 215 Redshirt Jr. Camarillo, CA/Oxnard College/Camarillo HS
5 Matt Reynolds INF R/R 6–1 200 Jr. Tulsa, OK/Bishop Kelley HS
6 Jimmy Bosco OF L/R 5–9 170 Redshirt So. Granite Bay, CA/University of California/Jesuit HS
7 David Masters INF R/R 6–1 185 Fr. Lake St. Louis, MO/Timberland HS
8 Tyler Spoon INF/OF R/R 5-11 190 Fr. Van Buren, AR/Van Buren HS
9 Derrick Bleeker RHP/INF R/R 6–5 225 Jr. Longmont, CO/Howard JC/Skyline HS
10 Joe Serrano INF R/R 6–0 195 Fr. Tucson, AZ/Salpointe Catholic HS
12 Bo Bigham INF R/R 5–10 185 Sr. Texarkana, AR/Arkansas HS
13 Michael Gunn OF/RHP L/L 6–0 205 Fr. Wilson, AR/Christian Brothers HS
14 John Clay Reeves C R/R 6–0 200 Fr. Monroe, LA/Neville HS
15 Nolan Sanburn RHP R/R 6–1 205 So. Kokomo, IN/Kokomo HS
16 Sam Bates OF L/R 6-5 230 Sr. Cabot, AR/Crowder JC/Cabot HS
17 Barrett Astin RHP R/R 6–1 200 So. Forrest City, Ark. (Forrest City HS)
18 Tim Carver INF R/R 6–0 185 Redshirt Sr. Fayetteville, AR/Fayetteville HS
19 Jake Wise C R/R 6-0 200 So. Houston, TX/Cypress Falls HS
20 Matt Vinson OF S/R 6-2 210 Jr. Alma, AR/Alma HS
24 DJ Baxendale RHP R/R 6–2 190 Jr. Jacksonville, AR/Sylvan Hills HS
25 Dominic Ficociello INF S/R 6-4 185 So. Fullerton, CA/Fullerton Union HS
26 Parker Gibson INF/OF R/R 5–9 165 Fr. Lansing, KS/Lansing HS
27 Jean Ramirez C R/R 6–0 200 Fr. Ft. Worth, TX/Boswell HS
28 Connor Costello OF/RHP R/R 6–3 188 Fr. Edmond, OK/Santa Fe HS
29 Eric Fisher OF/1B L/L 6–3 200 So. Spring, TX/Klein HS
30 Brandon Moore RHP R/R 6–3 228 So. Van Buren, AR/Van Buren HS
32 Randall Fant LHP L/L 6–4 185 Jr. Texarkana, Texas/Texas HS
33 Greg Milhorn RHP R/R 6–2 175 Fr. Texarkana, AR/Arkansas HS
34 Colby Suggs RHP R/R 6–0 225 So. Sulphur Springs, TXSulphur Springs HS
35 Mark Reyes LHP R/L 6–1 200 Fr. Hot Springs Village, AR/Jessieville HS
36 Jeff Harvill LHP L/L 6–0 180 So. Keithville, LA/Evangel Christian Academy
37 Trent Daniel LHP R/L 6–2 195 Redshirt Jr. Bryant, AR/Arkansas-Fort Smith/Bryant HS
38 Brian Heldman RHP R/R 6–3 170 Fr. Round Rock, TX/Stony Point HS
39 Chris Oliver RHP R/R 6–4 180 Fr. Farmington, AR/Shiloh Christian HS
44 Kameron Walker OF L/L 6–1 210 Jr. Jonesboro, AR/Panola JC/Jonesboro HS)
45 Landon Simpson RHP R/R 5–10 180 Fr. Magnolia, AR/Magnolia HS
47 Ty Wright LHP L/L 6–2 175 Jr. Houston, TX/San Jacinto CC/Mayde Creek HS
49 John Woodcock LHP L/L 5-11 180 So. Ojai, CA/Villanova Prep HS
51 Cade Lynch LHP L/L 6–6 230 Jr. Jonesboro, AR/Panola JC/Valley View HS
52 Wilson Pfeiffer C R/R 6–2 195 Fr. Columbia, MO/Rock Bridge HS
55 Ryne Stanek RHP R/R 6–4 180 So. Overland Park, KS/Blue Valley HS
56 Braden Hughes C R/R 5–10 190 Fr. Mountain Home, AR/Mountain Home HS

Schedule[edit]

2012 Game Log

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
Coaches'[4] 8 8* 7 7 7 3  
Baseball America[5] 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 13 11 17 21 18 20 - 25 -  
Collegiate Baseball^[6] 8 8 7 7 5 4 4 11 9 16 20 13 13 17 14 19 11 6  
NCBWA[7] 6 5 7 7 5 3 3 11 10 15 17 14 16 18 14 20 10 6 3

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* Coaches' does not release a week 1 poll so for comparison purposes the pre-season poll ranking is inserted in the week 1 slot.

Razorbacks in the 2012 MLB Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Overall MLB Team
Matt Reynolds 3B 2 71 New York Mets
Nolan Sanburn RHP 2 74 Oakland Athletics
Teddy Stankiewicz RHP 2 75 New York Mets
D’Vone McClure OF 4 143 Cleveland Indians
Ty Buttrey RHP 4 151 Boston Red Sox
Colin Poche LHP 5 162 Baltimore Orioles
Shilo McCall OF 9 298 San Francisco Giants
DJ Baxendale RHP 10 310 Minnesota Twins
Tim Carver SS 19 608 Philadelphia Phillies
Sam Bates OF 28 853 Kansas City Royals
Randall Fant LHP 29 893 Cleveland Indians
Derrick Bleeker RHP/OF 37 1122 Baltimore Orioles
Jacob Morris OF 37 1133 Baltimore Orioles
Italics denotes an incoming Razorback prospect.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball standings". Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ Crunk, Chad. "Dave van Horn". University of Arkansas. Retrieved March 10, 2012. .
  3. ^ "Arkansas earns CWS berth with 10-inning win vs. Baylor". USA Today. June 11, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 coaches' baseball poll". USA Today. January 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Baseball America College: Top 25". Baseball America. 
  6. ^ "NCAA DIV I Baseball Polls". Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. 
  7. ^ "NCBWA Division I poll". National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. 

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