College Classic names All-Tournament Team, announces 2013 field

HOUSTON, TX —  The three-day Houston College Classic baseball tournament (March 2-4) concluded tonight at Minute Maid Park, with Arkansas, Rice and the University of Houston each finishing with 2-1 records. Tennessee, Texas and Texas Tech rounded out the field with 1-2 marks.


Each team placed at least one player on the 2012 Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team, which was highlighted by the Classic’s Most Outstanding Player P Jordan Stephens from Rice, who pitched 7.0 scoreless frames in tonight’s nightcap.


The remaining 2012 All-Tournament Team filled out as follows:


                C             Craig Manuel, Rice                                       .500 (5x10), 2R, BB, 2B, 3RBI

                1B          Dominic Ficociello, Arkansas                 .273 (3x11), 3R, 2B, 2RBI, BB, HBP

                2B          Brooks Marlow, Texas                                .600 (6x10), 3R, 2B, 3B, 5RBI, 2BB

                3B          Erich Weiss, Texas                                         .455 (5x11), 3R, 2B, 2BB

                SS           Zach Osborne, Tennessee                        .300 (3x10), R, 2 2B, RBI, 2BB

                OF          Jamodrick McGruder, Texas Tech        .300 (3x10), 3R, 4BB, 3SB

                OF          Jeremy Rathjen, Rice                                  .385 (5x13), 4R, 2B, HR, 2RBI, BB, HBP

                OF          Jonathan Walsh, Texas                              .500 (6x12), 2R, 3 2B, 2RBI, 1SB

                DH         Cory Kay, Houston                                       .500 (2x4), 2R, HR, 2RBI

                P             Barrett Astin, Arkansas                               0-0, 2SV, 0.00ERA, 4.0IP, H, 0R, 3BB, 8SO

                P             Jared Ray, Houston                                      1-0, 1.29ERA, 7.0IP, 5H, 1ER, 10SO

                P             Ryne Stanek, Arkansas                              1-0, 1.29ERA, 7.0IP, 6H, 1ER, BB, 7SO

                P             Jordan Stephens, Rice                                1-0, 0.00ERA, 7.0IP, 2H, 2BB, 8SO


                Houston College Classic Most Outstanding Player: P Jordan Stephens, Rice


The Astros also announced the field for the 2013 Houston College Classic, which includes Rice University and the University of Houston, as well as Texas A&M, Baylor, North Carolina and California. The 2013 HCC will mark the event’s 13th year and will feature nine games at Minute Maid Park from March 1-3, 2013.