From Staff Reports

Former Prosper High School baseball player Brian Wuest finished third in the final ballot for the Tina Martinez award, the player of the year award for Division II baseball players. Wuest plays for the University of Nebraska- Kearney Lopers. The top vote-getter was Harmen Sidhu, a senior pitcher for Sonoma State.

Wuest became the first Loper baseball player to earn multiple All-American honors at the Division II level and was the first to be named to the first team after a prolific power season.

The Prosper graduate finished 2013 batting .397 with 17 doubles, 15 HR’s and 64 RBI. He was named to the All-MIAA First Team as the utililty player as he the 6-2, 215 lbs. slugger switched between first, left field and right field this spring.

His 15 homerus tied him for fourth in the nation while his .397 batting average put him in the top 40 in the country. His .821 slugging percentage led all of DII and was a number thirty points higher than any other player. He also drew 42 walks during the season and was hit by a pitch three times to conclude the year with a .533 on base percentage. He recorded a recorded an OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging average) of 1.354, which tops in the country.