Mon July 08, 2024

By Bren Yocom

Gaeckle Adds Two Freshman All-America Honors
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas pitcher Gabe Gaeckle has been named a Freshman All-American by Baseball America and D1Baseball, garnering his third and fourth first-team Freshman All-America honors of the postseason.

The right-hander from Aptos, Calif., was previously also named a first-team Freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Perfect Game. Gaeckle emerged as the Razorbacks’ most dependable bullpen arm during the 2024 campaign, posting a 3-3 record with a team-leading seven saves, including six multi-inning saves, to go along with a 2.32 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 42.2 innings over his 22 relief outings.

Gaeckle, who became the fifth Arkansas freshman pitcher since 2003, Dave Van Horn’s first year as head coach, to record five or more saves in a season, was even more dominant in conference play, going 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA, 26 strikeouts and three saves in 22.2 innings over 12 appearances to earn a spot on the Freshman All-SEC Team.