Hogs Ranked 16th in Perfect Game Preseason Poll
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas baseball is ranked No. 16 in the Perfect Game USA Preseason Top 25 released on Tuesday afternoon.
The Razorbacks are coming off a 40-25 record and the program’s 13th consecutive NCAA Regional, one of only seven teams in the nation to advance to each of the last 13 NCAA Tournaments.
Arkansas has added the No. 1 recruiting class in the country according to Perfect Game and will look to lean on six returning position starters and seven pitchers to go along with a load of young talent to make a run during the 2015 season.
The Razorbacks have become a haven for talented pitchers, as Arkansas has the lowest cumulative earned run average in the country over the last three years at 2.47, and is the only team to rank in the top 15 in ERA each of the last three seasons.
Dave Van Horn and his coaching staff have sent more players to the MLB Draft over the last two years than any other team in college baseball, as 17 individuals have been selected, including a school-record 11 players following the 2013 season.
Arkansas finished last season ranked No. 2 in the country in attendance, averaging 8,235 fans per game and selling a total of 255,274 tickets during the year. The Razorbacks have finished in the top five in attendance each of the last 10 seasons and have sold over one million tickets in the last four years.
The Razorbacks open the 2015 campaign on Feb. 13, playing host to North Dakota in a three-game series at Baum Stadium.