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Kasey Bielec Earns All-American Honors

Kasey Bielec thought he ended his senior campaign for the Central Washington baseball team on a high note.  He had just delivered a crucial three-run homerun against NAIA powerhouse Lewis-Clark State that put the Wildcats on top of the Warriors 14-8 on senior day.

Thursday afternoon, Bielec was awarded Honorable Mention All-American honors by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

The utility player's selection comes from the strength of an impressive season. Bielec hit a GNAC-leading .409 (70-171) and lead Wildcats with 40 RBIs.

"I'm extremely honored to be nentioned among the best D2 ball players in the nation," Bielec said. "It's exciting for me to know all the hard word over the years paid off."

Bielec was a keystone in the Wildcats' lineup as he started all 48 games. The three-hole hitter led the team in Slugging (.608) and On-base percentage (.488) while clubbing a team-leading 13 doubles and three triples. Bielec posted a .967 fielding percentage while manning three different positions in the infield playing third, second and first base.

The Port Orchard native will graduate in the spring with a degree in Exercise Science.

"I would like to thank my faimly, friends,, coaches and teammates for all the help along the way." Bielec said.

Media Contact:  May Bayern, CWU Sports Information

May 22, 2015