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Finnegan Picked for All-Arkansas Team

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Arkansas Tech University's Jonathan Finnegan has been selected to the 2012 All-Arkansas Collegiate team by Natural State Baseball.

Finnegan (photographed) was picked by Natural State Baseball, a blog that covers college baseball in Arkansas, as the top collegiate first baseman in the state during the 2012 season.

The 2012 GAC player of the year, Finnegan hit .398 with 12 home runs and 47 runs batted in during his junior campaign. He was a first team All-GAC selection and the American Baseball Coaches Association named him to its All-America team for NCAA Division II.

Finnegan led the Great American Conference in batting average, slugging percentage (.739), home runs and total bases (130) in 2012.

A product of Fort Worth, Texas, 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.

In addition to Finnegan's selection to the All-Arkansas Collegiate team, Natural State Baseball recognized five other Wonder Boys for their play in 2012.

Outfielders Madison Beaird and Thomas Biocic, pitcher Aaron Luchterhand, catcher Landon Sullins and third baseman Nate Wilder were named All-Arkansas Collegiate honorable mention.

Click here to view the complete All-Arkansas Collegiate team from Natural State Baseball.

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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