SEC Baseball: Two Razorbacks Earn All-SEC Honors


Fayetteville, Ark. – When the SEC announced their All-SEC Team before the beginning of NCAA post-season play, two Arkansas Razorbacks were listed among the first and second team players- 2012 First Team All-SEC third baseman Matt Reynolds and 2012 Second Team All-SEC second baseman Bo Bingham.

Reynolds, a junior from Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, leads the Hogs in batting average (.341), homeruns (7), doubles (19), RBI (42), and slugging percentage (.534).

Reynolds bounced back from injuries that hampered his success on the field during his freshman and sophomore seasons allowing him to play an entire season relatively healthy for the first time in his collegiate career. Now healthy, fans can see what Arkansas skipper Dave Van Horn has been waiting to unleash on opposing SEC teams.

Senior second baseman Bo Bingham (Texarkana) is hitting .271 for the Hogs and is fourth on the team in total hits (51).

Bingham has started 49 of the Razorbacks’ 60 games appearing in 55 total contest. He has sharpened his defense having committed 12 errors while posting a fielding percentage of .947.

The honored second baseman racked up 82 putouts with 134 assists, second best on the Arkansas team.

First baseman Dominic Ficociello (Fullerton, Cal.) was placed on the All-Defensive Team after only committing four errors on the season and being responsible for 543 putouts with 32 assists.

Ficociello, a converted shortstop from his Fullerton Union High School days, posted a fielding percentage of .993 while hitting .302 for the Hogs at the plate. He has started in 59 of the Hogs 60 games.

1B – Christian Walker, South Carolina
2B – Alex Yarbrough, Ole Miss
3B – Matt Reynolds, Arkansas
SS – Anthony Gomez, Vanderbilt
C – Mike Zunino, Florida
OF – Raph Rhymes, LSU
OF – Preston Tucker, Florida
OF – Taylor Dugas, Alabama
DH/UTL – Brian Johnson, Florida
P – Chris Stratton, Mississippi State
P – Kevin Gausman, LSU
RP – Steven Rodriguez, Florida

1B – Matt Snyder, Ole Miss
2B – Bo Bigham, Arkansas
3B – Curt Powell, Georgia
SS – Nolan Fontana, Florida
C – Luke Maile, Kentucky
OF – Austin Cousino, Kentucky
OF – Ryan Tella, Auburn
OF – Mason Katz, LSU
DH – Drew Steckenrider, Tennessee
P – Alex Wood, Georgia
P – Corey Littrell, Kentucky
P – Bobby Wahl, Ole Miss
RP – Matt Price, South Carolina

1B – A.J. Reed, Kentucky
2B – Will Maddox, Tennessee
3B – Josh Tobias, Florida
SS – Joey Pancake, South Carolina
C – Grayson Greiner, South Carolina
OF – Austin Cousino, Kentucky
OF – Tanner English, South Carolina
OF – Hunter Cole, Georgia
OF – Ben Moore, Alabama
DH/UTL – A.J. Reed, Kentucky
P – Aaron Nola, LSU
P – Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt
RP – Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State

P – Ryan Eades, LSU
P – Kendall Graveman, Mississippi State
P – Michael Roth, South Carolina
1B -Dominic Ficociello, Arkansas
2B – Alex Yarbrough, Ole Miss
SS – Nolan Fontana, Florida
3B – Matt Reynolds, Arkansas
C – Mike Zunino, Florida
OF – Evan Marzilli, South Carolina
OF – Taylor Dugas, Alabama
OF – Austin Cousino, Kentucky

SEC PITCHER OF THE YEAR – Chris Stratton, Mississippi State
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Austin Cousino, Kentucky
SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – Michael Roth, South Carolina
SEC COACH OF THE YEAR – Gary Henderson, Kentucky