Gage Wood - Baseball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#45 Gage Wood

RHP | So. | 6-0 | 205 | R/R | Batesville, Ark. | Batesville HS

Freshman (2023)
» Freshman All-SEC Team
» First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Emerged as the Razorbacks’ closer as a true freshman … Appeared in 23 games on the mound, going 2-0 with a 4.80 ERA, 42 strikeouts and five saves in 30.0 innings … Limited opposing hitters to .198 batting average on the year … In SEC play, made 12 appearances … Posted a 1-0 record with a 4.43 ERA, 26 strikeouts and five saves over 20.1 innings of work … Limited conference opponents to a .216 batting average … All five of his saves came in SEC play and were of the multi-inning variety, including three three-inning saves … Became the fourth Razorback freshman under head coach Dave Van Horn to record five or more saves in a season, along with RHP Brady Tygart (8, 2022), RHP Nolan Sanburn (8, 2011) and RHP DJ Baxendale (7, 2010) … Made his collegiate debut vs. #15 TCU (Feb. 18) in the College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas … Struck out the side in an inning of work vs. #9 Oklahoma State (Feb. 19) in the College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas … Fanned three in a scoreless inning of work against Louisiana Tech (March 12) … Recorded his first collegiate win in a relief appearance against Omaha (March 28), striking out three over two scoreless innings … Earned his first collegiate save against Alabama (April 2), throwing 1.1 scoreless innings with a strikeout … Picked up his season save of the season at Ole Miss (April 8), striking out four over three innings of one-run ball … Fanned a season-high six over three innings against #16 Tennessee (April 15) en route to his third save … Locked down his fourth save against Texas A&M (April 28), striking out five in 2.1 scoreless innings … Struck out four over three shutout innings at Mississippi State (May 5) to secure his fifth save of the season … Earned his second win of the year against #6 South Carolina (May 12), tossing a season-long 3.1 scoreless innings with four strikeouts … Named to the Freshman All-SEC Team at the season’s end.

High School
Attended Batesville High School in Batesville, Ark. … Ranked by Perfect Game as the No. 96 right-handed pitcher and the No. 313 overall prospect in the country … No. 3 right-handed pitcher and the No. 4 overall prospect in the state of Arkansas by Perfect Game … Ranked by Prep Baseball Report as the No. 242 overall prospect and the No. 80 right-handed pitcher in the country … No. 2 right-handed pitcher and No. 3 overall prospect in Arkansas by Prep Baseball Report … Named the 2022 Arkansas Player of the Year by Prep Baseball Report … 2020 Prep Baseball Report Future Games participant … 2022 Perfect Game Preseason All-American – Southeast All-Region Second Team … 2021 Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American – Southeast Region Honorable Mention.