Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wimmers Garners Another National Player of the Week

DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending May 3.

George Mason junior first baseman Justin Bour was named National Hitter of the Week, while Ohio State sophomore right-handed pitcher Alex Wimmers was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and namWimmers recorded the Big Ten's second no-hitter of the season and the first nine-inning no-no in Ohio State school history by blanking Michigan in Game two of a doubleheader on Saturday. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native registered 14 strikeouts in the outing, marking his sixth performance with double-digit Ks this season. The right-hander walked four batters in the game, but faced just one over the minimum as catcher Dan Burkhart, Wimmers' grade-school and high-school teammate and friend, gunned down three would-be base-stealers.

The performance gives Wimmers a Big Ten-leading 103 strikeouts on the season, making him just the ninth Buckeye in program history to top 100 Ks in a year. In addition to leading the conference in strikeouts, Wimmers also paces the Big Ten in opponents' batting average (.193) and ranks among the conference's best in ERA (2.71) innings pitched (80.2) and wins (8).
es winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

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