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Finnegan Named GAC Player of the Year

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Arkansas Tech's Jonathan Finnegan was voted the inaugural Great American Conference baseball player of the year and eight Wonder Boys were named to the 2012 All-GAC baseball team.

Finnegan (photographed), a junior first baseman from Fort Worth, Texas, hit .398 with 12 home runs and 47 runs batted in this season.

He was joined on the All-GAC first team by Arkansas Tech teammate Landon Sullins.

A senior catcher from Valley Springs, Sullins hit .363 with three home runs and 43 RBIs in 2012.

Five Wonder Boys --- Aaron Luchterhand, Nate Wilder, Maidson Beaird, Thomas Biocic and Chris Reese --- were selected to the All-GAC second team.

Luchterhand is a right-handed senior pitcher from Brisbane, Australia. He was 5-6 this season with a team-best earned run average of 2.54.

Wilder is a senior third baseman from Lincoln, Neb. He hit .313 with 10 home runs and 53 RBIs this year.

Beaird hit .316 with six home runs, 41 runs batted in and 17 stolen bases in 2012. He is a junior center fielder from Russellville.

Biocic finished his junior season with a .375 batting average, nine home runs and 44 RBIs. He is a product of Fort Smith.

Reese is a senior shortstop from Gilbert, Ariz. He hit .302 with a home run, 16 RBIs and a team-high 26 stolen bases this year.

Arkansas Tech's Zak Anstine was an honorable mention All-GAC selection.

Anstine was 6-2 with a 5.43 ERA. He is a right-handed junior from Holden, Mo.

Click here to view the complete 2012 All-GAC baseball team.

Click here to learn more about Wonder Boys baseball.

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