Stanek earns 3rd All-American honor

FAYETTEVILLE ( – Arkansas junior pitcher Ryne Stanek received his third All-America honor of the 2013 postseason on Thursday as he was named a second-team All-American by Perfect Game.

A native of Overland Park, Kan., Stanek was also named a second-team All-American by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball. The junior right hander recently 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.

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 10th 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.