Arkansas Baseball History

Arkansas All-Americans:

Andrew Benintendi-2015
Zack Cox-2010
Greg D’Alexander-1990
Brett Eibner-2010
Troy Eklund-1989
Charlie Isaacson-1999
Jeff King-1985, 1986
Ralph Kraus-1986
Steve Krueger-1980
Mike Loggins-1985
Tim Lollar-1978
Ryan Lundquist-1997
Kevin McReynolds-1980, 1981
Kenderick Moore-1996
Matt Reynolds-2012
Ronn Reynolds-1979
Nick Schmidt-2006, 2007
Andy Skeels-1987
Ryne Stanek- 2013
Philip Stidham-1990, 1991
Jess Todd-2007
David Walling-1998, 1999

 

Arkansas Freshman All-Americans:

Barrett Astin-2011
Matt Carnes-1995
Zack Cox-2009
Jake Dugger-2004
Brett Eibner-2008
Matt Erickson-1995
James Ewing-2006
Dominic Ficociello-2011
Danny Hamblin-2004
Charlie Isaacson-1999
Jeff King-1984
Brian Kirby-1998
Keaton McKinney-2015
Nolan Sanburn-2011
Nick Schmidt-2005
Shaun Seibert-2005
Tyler Spoon-2013
Philip Stidham-1989

 

Former Razorbacks in Major League Baseball

Darrel Akerfelds — 1986-91
Barrett Astin — 2017-current
Andrew Benintendi — 2016-current
Sid Benton — 1922
Hugo Bezdek (Manager) — 1917-1929
Bud Bloomfield — 1964
Mike Bolsinger — 2014-16
Kevin Campbell — 1991-95
Bubba Carpenter — 2000
Cody Clark — 2013
Chuck Corgan — 1925, 1927
Boyd Cypert — 1914
Brett Eibner — 2016-current
Babe Ellison — 1916-20
Matt Erickson — 2004
Logan Forsythe — 2011-current
Craig Gentry — 2009-current
Gerald Hannahs — 1976-79
Howard Hilton — 1990
Eric Hinske — 2002-13
Dick Hughes — 1966-68
Randy Jackson — 1950-59
Charlie Jamerson — 1924
Skeeter Kell — 1952
Dallas Keuchel — 2012-current
Jeff King — 1989-99
Jim Kremers — 1990
Les Lancaster — 1987-93
Cliff Lee — 2002-15
Dixie Leverett — 1922-29
Tim Lollar — 1980-86
James McCann — 2014-current
Mel McGaha (Manager) — 1962, 1964-65
Kevin McReynolds — 1983-94
Mike Oquist — 1993-99
Tom Pagnozzi — 1987-1999
Blake Parker — 2012-14, 2016-current
Kit Pellow — 2002-2004
Robert Person — 1995-2003
Scott Pose — 1993, 1997, 1999-2000
Johnny Ray — 1981-90
Matt Reynolds — 2015-16
Ronn Reynolds — 1982-90
Pat Rice — 1991
Tim Sherrill — 1990-94
Drew Smyly — 2012-current
Phil Stidham — 1994
Jess Todd — 2009-10
Chuck Tompkins — 1912
John Vann — 1913
Matt Wagner — 1996
Jim Walkup — 1934-39
Duke Welker — 2013
Jack Whillock — 1971
Andy Wilkins — 2014, 2016
Roy Wood — 1913-15
Dan Wright — 2001-2004

 

Arkansas No-Hitters:

3/12/76-Rich Erwin no-hit Missouri Southern for 10 2/3 innings in a game that ended in a 0-0 tie.

3/1/77-David Rhodes no-hit Northeastern (Okla.) State in a game the Hogs won 2-0.

3/17/82-Scott Glanz no-hit North Dakota State in a game the Hogs won 10-1.

4/2/83-Tim Deitz no-hit Texas A&M in a game the Hogs won 3-0.

3/21/84-Fred Faust no-hit Southwest Baptist in a game that was shortened to five innings. The Hogs won 21-0.

3/29/86-Steve Parker no-hit Texas A&M in a seven inning game that the Hogs won 10-0.

3/11/87-Dennis Fletcher, Tim Sherrill and Tim Peters combined to no-hit St. Louis in a game the Hogs won 9-0.

4/2/91-Brian Cook and Brian Dennison combined to no-hit Evangel in a game the Hogs won 10-0.

4/1/94-Todd Abbott no-hit Vanderbilt in a game the Hogs won 6-0. This was the Hogs only no-hitter in SEC play to date.

3/1/96-Richie Nye no-hit Iowa State in a game the Hogs won 14-0.

3/20/01-Scott Roehl no-hit Kansas St. for nine innings in the first game of the Centenary Gent Classic, a game the Hogs won 2-0.

2/11/06-Nick Schmidt, Brian McLelland and Devin Collis combined to no-hit Oklahoma State in a 3-0 Hog victory at the South Alabama Jaguar Invitational.

 

Noteable Games:

Travis McDaniel’s clutch pitching performance in the 1999 SEC Tournament

First games at Baum Stadium, a double-header vs. Auburn – Game 1, Game 2

Arkansas turns a triple play, 1998 SEC Tournament vs. Auburn (2nd triple play in Arkansas history)

Longest game in Hog history, 17 innings vs. Auburn

Hogs score 11 runs in the final inning to beat South Carolina 17-16 (the “snow” game)

Arkansas hits a school record 8 home runs at Oral Roberts

Jess Todd strikes out 17 batters in the SEC Tournament

Arkansas pitchers strike out a school record 18 batters against Missouri State

The Hogs bat around twice and score 14 runs in the first inning against St. Louis

Arkansas hits a school record 9 home runs against Grambling State

 

 

Razorbacks on All-SEC Teams:

Allen Williams-2nd team Third Baseman in 1992 and 1994.
Ty Bilderback- 1st team Outfielder in 1995.
Kit Pellow- 1st team Designated Hitter in 1995.
Kenderick Moore- 1st team Second Baseman in 1996.
Matt Erickson- 2nd team Third Baseman in 1996 and 1st team in 1997.
Matt Carnes- 2nd team Pitcher in 1996 and 1997.
Ryan Lundquist- 1st team Outfielder in 1997, 2nd team in 1998.
Jeremy Jackson- 1st team Outfielder in 1997.
David Walling- 1st team Pitcher in 1998 and 2nd team in 1999.
Rodney Nye- 2nd team Third Baseman in 1999.
Charlie Isaacson- 1st team Pitcher in 1999 as a freshman.
Ryan Fox- 1st team Outfielder in 2003.
Scott Hode- 2nd team Shortstop in 2004.
Jake Dugger- freshman team Outfielder in 2004, 2nd team Outfielder in 2006.
Danny Hamblin- freshman team DH in 2004.
Clint Arnold- freshman team Outfielder in 2005.
Nick Schmidt- freshman team Pitcher in 2005, Pitcher of the Year and 1st team in 2006, 1st team in 2007.
Dallas Keuchel- freshman team Relief Pitcher in 2007
Jess Todd- 1st team Starting Pitcher in 2007.
Logan Forsythe- 1st team Third Baseman in 2008.
Zack Cox- 1st team Third Baseman in 2010.
Brett Eibner- 2nd team Outfielder in 2010.
Drew Smyly- 2nd team Pitcher in 2010.
DJ Baxendale- 2nd team Pitcher in 2011.
Dominic Ficociello- freshman team First Baseman, defensive team First Baseman in 2011. Defensive team First Baseman in 2012.
Bo Bigham- 2nd team Second Baseman in 2012.
Matt Reynolds- 1st team Third Baseman and defensive team Third Baseman in 2012.
Brian Anderson- 2nd team Outfield in 2013.
Ryne Stanek- 1st team Pitcher in 2013.
Andrew Benintendi- freshman team Outfielder in 2014. 1st team Outfielder and Player of the Year in 2015.
Eric Fisher- 2nd team First Baseman, defensive team First Baseman in 2014.
Jake Wise- defensive team Catcher in 2014.
Zach Jackson- 1st team Relief Pitcher in 2015.
Keaton McKinney- freshman team Starting Pitcher in 2015.
Bobby Wernes- defensive team Third Baseman in 2015.

 

Razorbacks on NCAA Regional All-Tournament Teams:

Brian Anderson (2B) – 2014 at Charlottesville, VA
DJ Baxendale (P) – 2011 at Tempe, AZ
Andrew Benintendi (OF) – 2015 at Stillwater, OK
Michael Bernal (SS) – 2014 at Charlottesville, VA, 2015 at Stillwater, OK
Charley Boyce (P, MVP) – 2004 at Fayetteville, AR
Scott Bridges (2B) – 2003 at Austin, TX
Tim Carver (SS) – 2012 at Houston, TX
Michael Conner (CF) – 2002 at Wichita, KS
Zack Cox (3B) – 2009 at Norman, OK
Brett Eibner (OF) – 2010 at Fayetteville, AR
James Ewing (2B) – 2006 at Fayetteville, AR
TJ Forrest (P) – 2010 at Fayetteville, AR
Craig Gentry (CF) – 2006 at Fayetteville, AR
Clay Goodwin (3B) – 2002 at Wichita, KS, 2004 at Fayetteville, AR
Danny Hamblin (DH) – 2004 at Fayetteville, AR
Eric Hinske – 1998 at Wichita, KS
Scott Hode (SS) – 2005 at Austin, TX
Zach Jackson (P) – 2015 at Stillwater, OK
Collin Kuhn (OF, MVP) – 2010 at Fayetteville, AR
Chase Leavitt (OF) – 2008 at Palo Alto, CA, 2009 at Norman, OK
Jackson Lowery (P) – 2015 at Stillwater, OK
Ryan Lundquist – 1999 at Fayetteville, AR
Brett McAfee (SS) – 2013 at Manhattan, KS
James McCann (C) – 2009 at Norman, OK, 2010 at Fayetteville, AR
Kirk McConnell (LF) – 2002 at Wichita, KS
Jarrod McKinney (RF) – 2011 at Tempe, AZ
Nick Pitts (1B, MVP) – 2002 at Wichita, KS
Ike Pohle (C) – 1999 at Fayetteville, AR
Haas Pratt (1B) – 2003 at Austin, TX, 2004 at Fayetteville, AR
Matt Reynolds (3B) – 2012 at Houston, TX
Nick Schmidt (P) – 2005 at Austin, TX, 2007 at Fayetteville, AR
Joe Serrano (DH) – 2012 at Houston, TX, (OF/MVP) 2015 at Stillwater, OK
Drew Smyly (P) – 2009 at Norman, OK, 2010 at Fayetteville, AR
Tyler Spoon (OF) – 2013 at Manhattan, KS, 2015 at Stillwater, OK
Ryne Stanek (P) – 2011 at Tempe, AZ, 2012 at Houston, TX [MVP], 2013 at Manhattan, KS
Brady Toops (C) – 2004 at Fayetteville, AR
Ben Tschepikow (SS) – 2009 at Norman, OK
Brian Walker (C) – 2007 at Fayetteville, AR
David Walling (P) – 1999 at Fayetteville, AR
Andy Wilkins – (1B, MVP) 2009 at Norman, OK, (3B) 2010 at Fayetteville, AR
Andrew Wishy (DH) – 2002 at Wichita, KS
Scott Woods (RP) – 2002 at Wichita, KS

(1998-2015)

 

Razorbacks on NCAA College World Series All-Tournament Teams:

Marc Brumble (LF) – 1979

Jeff King (3B) – 1985

Ralph Kraus (OF) – 1985

Steve Krueger (P) – 1979

Kevin McReynolds (CF) – 1979

Larry Wallace (SS) – 1979

 

Arkansas in the Polls:

ARKANSAS FINISHED
 
YEAR
CBN CP NCBWA BA FINISHED #1
1978
18 Southern Cal
1979
2 CS Fullerton
1980
19 Arizona
1983
24 Texas
1985
3 4 Miami (Fla)
1986
24 Arizona
1987
5 5 Stanford
1989
5 10 Wichita St.
1990
14 12 Georgia
1999
17 20 Miami (Fla)
2002
18 22 18 25 Texas
2004
7 T-7 8 6 CS Fullerton
2006
25 22 27 NR Oregon State
2007
18 21 22 21 Oregon State
2009
4 6 5 7 LSU
2010
15 14 14 13 S. Carolina
2011
26 23 20 24 S. Carolina
2012 3 3 3 6 Arizona
2013 18 18 18 18 UCLA
2014 30 NR NR NR Vanderbilt
2015 7 8 8 11 Virginia
YEAR
CBN CP NCBWA BA FINISHED #1

CBN – Collegiate Baseball News final poll each year

CP – USA Today coaches poll

NCBWA – National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll

BA – Baseball America poll

 

 

Arkansas and the SEC in the SEC Tournament:

Team Appearances W L % Titles
LSU 31 77 40 .658 11
Texas A&M* 4 8 5 .615 1
Vanderbilt 21 52 39 .571 2
Miss. State 31 59 50 .541 7
Alabama 28 48 43 .527 7
Florida 37 65 61 .516 7
Tennessee 15 25 24 .510 3
Ole Miss 21 34 37 .479 2
Arkansas 21 28 37 .431 0
Auburn 24 31 44 .413 3
Georgia 22 28 42 .400 0
Kentucky 19 21 33 .389 0
S. Carolina 24 25 44 .362 1
Missouri 3 1 4 .200 0

 

Arkansas and the SEC in the NCAA Tournament:

TEAM WIN LOSS WIN %
LSU 143 58 71.14
South Carolina 132 66 66.67
Georgia 46 28 62.16
Tennessee 31 19 62.00
Vanderbilt 51 33 60.71
Alabama 62 43 59.05
Florida 98 69 58.68
Mississippi St. 95 74 56.21
Arkansas 71 61 53.78
Mississippi 53 46 53.53
Texas A&M 76 72 51.35
Auburn 43 41 51.19
Missouri 43 45 48.86
Kentucky 11 12 47.83

 

 

Razorbacks on the SEC All-Tournament Teams:

1992- Scott Epps at Catcher.

1994 Western Division- Kendrick Moore at First Base.

1995 Western Division- David Skeels at Catcher, Kendrick Moore in the Outfield, Matt Carnes at Pitcher.

1998- Rodney Nye at First Base, Joe Jester at Shortstop, Brent Caldwell at Catcher and Jack Welsh in the Outfield. Rodney Nye was also the Tournament MVP.

1999- Mark Burnett at Second Base, Rodney Nye at Third Base, Joe Jester at Shortstop.

2002- Cody Clark at Catcher after batting .818 (9-11).

2003- Nick Pitts in the Outfield after batting .636 (7-11) in two games.

2004- Jake Dugger in the Outfield after batting .421 (8-19) in four games.

2007- Jess Todd (17 strikeouts in 8 innings) and Nick Schmidt (complete game two-hitter) at Pitcher, Danny Hamblin (4-13, 2 homeruns, 6 RBI) at First Base and Casey Coon (5-13, 3 RBI) in the Outfield.

2009- Bo Bigham at Second Base (6-15, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases), Zack Cox at Third Base (5-14, 4 runs, 4 RBI, 2 homeruns) and Ben Tschepikow at Shortstop (3-7 in 2 games).

2011- James McCann (5-16, 4 RBI) at Catcher and Kyle Robinson (6-12, 1 homerun, 3 RBI) in the Outfield.

2013- Tyler Spoon (5-12, 2 RBI) and Matt Vinson (6-13, 1 RBI) in the outfield, Ryne Stanek (8.0 ip, 6 hits, 1 unearned run, 4 K’s, Win) at pitcher.

 

Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament

 

Arkansas Hosting:

2015 Super Regional:

Game 1: Arkansas 18, Missouri State 4

Game 2: Missouri State 3, Arkansas 1

Game 3: Arkansas 3, Missouri State 2 (Arkansas advances to the College World Series)

 

2010 Regional:

Friday
Game 1: No. 1 Arkansas beat No. 4 Grambling State 19-7.

Game 2: No. 2 Washington State beat Kansas State 8-6.

Saturday
Game 3: No. 3 Kansas State eliminated No. 4 Grambling St. 9-8.

Game 4: No. 1 Arkansas beat No. 2 Washington State 6-4.

Sunday
Game 5: No. 2 Washington State eliminated No. 3 Kansas State 9-6.

Game 6: No. 2 Washington State beat No. 1 Arkansas 10-7.

Monday
Game 7: No. 1 Arkansas eliminated No. 2 Washington State 7-2.

 

2007 Regional:

Friday
Game 1: No. 3 Oklahoma State beat No. 2 Creighton 6-4.

Game 2: No. 1 Arkansas vs. No. 4 Albany 9-0.

Saturday
Game 3: No. 2 Creighton eliminated No. 4 Albany 21-11.

Game 4: No. 3 Oklahoma State beat No. 1 Arkansas 14-3.

Sunday
Game 5: No. 1 Arkansas eliminated No. 2 Creighton 6-0.

Game 6: No. 3 Oklahoma State eliminated No. 1 Arkansas 7-6.

 

2006 Regional:

Friday
Game 1: No. 1 Oklahoma State beat No. 4 Princeton 4-1.

Game 2: No. 3 Oral Roberts beat No. 2 Arkansas 4-3 in 11 innings.

Saturday
Game 3: No. 2 Arkansas eliminated No. 4 Princeton 6-2.

Game 4: No. 3 Oral Roberts beat No. 1 Oklahoma State 5-4.

Sunday
Game 5: No. 1 Oklahoma State eliminated No. 2 Arkansas 6-5.

Game 6: No. 3 Oral Roberts eliminated No. 1 Oklahoma State 9-2.

 

2004 Suger Regional:

Game 1: Arkansas 7, Florida State 5

Game 2: Arkansas 4, Florida State 2 (Arkansas advances to the College World Series)

 

2004 Regional:

Friday
Game 1: No. 3 Missouri lost to No. 2 Wichita State 3-0.

Game 2: No. 4 Le Moyne lost to No. 1 Arkansas 4-1.

Saturday
Game 3: No. 4 Le Moyne was eliminated by No. 3 Missouri 11-3.

Game 4: No. 1 Arkansas lost to No. 2 Wichita State 4-3 in 11 innings on a Drew Moffitt homerun.

Game 5: No. 1 Arkansas eliminated No. 3 Missouri 10-7.

Sunday
Game 6: No. 2 Wichita State lost to No. 1 Arkansas 11-9 on a Brady Toops grand slam in the ninth inning.

Game 7: No. 1 Arkansas eliminated No. 2 Wichita State 4-3.

 

1999 Regional:

Arkansas hosted an NCAA Regional Tournament for the first time in 1999. Clemson, Delaware, and Southwest Missouri State were the three teams who joined Arkansas.

Friday
Game 1: Clemson defeated Southwest Missouri St 23-5.

Game 2: Arkansas defeated Delaware 10-6.

Saturday
Game 3: Clemson eliminated Delaware 17-3.

Game 4: Arkansas lost to Southwest Missouri St. in 10 innings 8-9.

Game 5: Clemson eliminated Arkansas 12-4.

Sunday
Game 6: Southwest Missouri St. lost to Clemson 8-7.

Game 7: Clemson defeated Southwest Missouri St. 7-5 to advance to the Super Regional. Clemson later finished the season ranked 13th.

 

 

Arkansas all time win/loss:

W L T Games Win %
2,103 1,344 6 3,453 60.9%

*as of 5/31/16

The Hogs won their 1,500th game all time on March 3, 2001.

The Hogs won their 1,600th game all time on March 12, 2004.

The Hogs played their 2,800th game on April 11, 2006.

The Hogs won their 1,700th game all time on April 18, 2006.

The Hogs won their 1,800th game all time on March 15, 2009.

The Hogs played their 3,000th game on May 16, 2009.

The 1,900th win came on April 24, 2011.

Win number 2,000 came on February 16, 2014.

 

Dave Van Horn’s all time Arkansas win/loss:

W L T Games Win %
550 324 0 874 62.9%

DVH won his 100th game at Arkansas on March 23, 2005.

Won his 200th on June 1, 2007 and his 300th game on April 9, 2010.

Won his 400th game on June 2, 2012 and his 500th game on April 5, 2015.

 

 

Arkansas’ Record vs. All Opponents

 

Arkansas’ Results Pre-1960

 

Baum Stadium at George Cole Field:

First game: April 13, 1996, the Hogs beat Auburn 9-2.

Rated the number one college baseball facility in America by Baseball America in 1998.

Rated the number two college baseball facility in America by Baseball America in 2003.

 

Arkansas’ Record at Baum Stadium:

Regular Season Post Season
Year W L W L
1996 6 3
1997 25 6
1998 22 9
1999 25 5 1 2
2000 16 19
2001 19 8
2002 18 12
2003 22 8
2004 25 7 6 1
2005 19 9
2006 20 6 1 2
2007 21 8 2 2
2008 24 9
2009 22 12
2010 26 8 3 1
2011 24 7
2012 28 8
2013 24 9
2014 25 10
2015 21 11 2 1
2016 19 14
Totals 451 188 15 9

*400th game played on March 8, 2009

*300th win was against Kansas on March 2, 2010

*400th win was against Appalachian State on February 14, 2014

 

 

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