Three Nebraska Wesleyan University baseball players earned All-Conference honors when the 2010 GPAC Baseball All-Conference teams were released on Thursday (May 13). Sophomore shortstop Josh Ostrom, senior pitcher Zane Cascini and senior outfielder Brady Beckman all were named All-GPAC honorable mention.
Ostrom (Fremont, Neb.) earns honorable mention All-GPAC for the second straight season. He was tied for second on the team with 31 hits finishing the 2010 season batting .337 with two home runs and 14 RBI. Ostrom also had a fielding percentage of .941 at shortstop, which led the GPAC in fielding percentage among shortstops.
Cascini (Lincoln, Neb.) becomes a three-time All-GPAC performer after earning First-Team All-GPAC the past two seasons. The Prairie Wolves No. 1 pitcher the past three years, Cascini was 4-4 with a 4.15 ERA as a senior. His 4.15 ERA was the lowest single season ERA of his career. He finished his career with 22 victories, which is second all-time at NWU. He also ranks second all-time at NWU in career strikeouts (184) and innings pitched (230.1). Cascini was named the NWU Senior Student Athlete of the Year. He finished his successful four-year career with a 22-12 overall record with a 4.65 ERA.
Beckman (Fremont, Neb.) earns his first All-GPAC recognition after finishing the season second on the team in batting average and tied for second in hits. Beckman batted .356 with one home run and 18 RBI. He also had six doubles and two triples. During his career, Beckman played in 127 games making 106 starts in the outfield. He had 95 career hits and is tied for 10th all-time in career triples with six.
Trey Krier from Mount Marty was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Pitcher-of-the Year to headline the All-GPAC team. Teammate Josh Damewood was the GPAC Player-of-the-Year while Mount Marty coach Andy Bernatow was the GPAC Coach-of-the-Year.
Nebraska Wesleyan finished the 2010 season with a 13-18 overall record and a 9-14 mark in the GPAC to finish in ninth place in the league standings.