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ABCA Names Finnegan All-America

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Arkansas Tech had three All-America baseball players in its first 69 seasons of intercollegiate baseball. This season, the Wonder Boys had two All-Americans.

One day after the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named Arkansas Tech catcher Landon Sullins as an honorable mention All-American, Tech first baseman Jonathan Finnegan was named to the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-America second team.

Finnegan is a junior from Fort Worth, Texas. This year was his first season at Arkansas Tech after transferring from Western Texas College.

The 2012 GAC player of the year, Finnegan hit .398 with 12 home runs and 47 runs batted in this season. He was a first team All-GAC selection.

Finnegan led the conference in batting average, slugging percentage (.739), home runs and total bases (130).   

Finnegan became just the 11th Wonder Boy to ever hit 10 or more home runs in a season this year.

His 12 round-trippers in 2012 were the sixth-most in a single season in Tech history and his 130 total bases are fourth-most in a single season by a Wonder Boy.

Finnegan also had 20 doubles in his first season in the green and gold.

That total ranks fifth in a single season on Tech's all-time list.

Finnegan committed just 10 errors in 401 defensive chances for a .975 fielding percentage in 2012. He also made six pitching appearances and earned five saves this season.

The Wonder Boys finished the 2012 season with a 26-27 overall record and a 13-11 mark in GAC play. Arkansas Tech advanced to the penultimate day of the GAC Tournament before falling to eventual runner-up Ouachita Baptist.

It was Tech's third consecutive postseason baseball appearance. The last time the Wonder Boys made three straight trips to the baseball postseason was 1997-99.

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