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Arkansas Razorback Baseball Team Starts Preseason Ranked No. 4

Published by on January 26, 2012

The Arkansas Razorback baseball team will begin practice for the 2012 season Friday Jan. 27 at Baum Stadium with high and lofty expectations.

After the Hogs finished the 2011 season 40-22, ranked No. 14, and winners of the SEC West Division, they were voted preseason No. 4 this week by Baseball America.

With 19 lettermen returning, including 10 pitchers with game experience, all eyes will be on how head coach Dave Van Horn handles his deep rotation and talented team.

Aiding the Hogs' preseason No. 4 ranking are three Arkansas players listed on College Baseball Daily’s Top 100—right-handed junior pitcher DJ Baxendale is ranked No. 25, RHP sophomore pitcher Ryne Stanek No. 57 and 3B/1B sophomore slugger Dominic Ficociello rated No. 75.

Stanek (Overland Park, KS) finished the 2011 season 4-2 with one save while posting a 3.94 ERA. He saved his best stuff for last throwing a complete game...

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