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Wuest Named First Team Central Region

Nebraska-Kearney senior Brian Wuest has made the Daktronics All-Central Region baseball team for a second straight season.

After being voted to the second-team last spring, Wuest (Prosper, Texas) made the first-team this year as a utility player. Starting all 45 games UNK played, he split time between first (23), left field (13), right field (six) and designated hitter (three).

By making the first-team, Wuest now moves on to the national ballot where he could earn All-American honors. As a junior, he was named a third-team All-American by the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association).

The 6-2, 215 lbs. Wuest finished 2013 batting .397 with 17 doubles, 15 HRís and 64 RBIís. Having an MIAA-best .821 slugging percentage, he draw 42 walks and recorded an OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging average) of 1.354, tops in the region.

Missouri Western State junior short stop Michael Schulze was named the Region Player of the Year with Minnesota State senior right hander the Pitcher of the Year.

The Central Region is made up of schools in the MIAA, NSIC (Northern Sun Intercollegiate) and GAC (Great American Conference). Sports information directors nominated and vote on the makeup of the Daktronics All-Region and All-American teams.