Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wimmers an All-American Yet Again

When Alex Wimmers finally agrees to a contract with the Minnesota Twins, he better make sure it is enough to buy a pretty large trophy case. The two-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Year has received another postseason honor, in picking up his fourth 2010 All-American award.

The latest AA honor comes from the American Baseball Coaches Association who in partner with Rawlings tabbed the junior right-handed pitcher a second-team All-American. This becomes Alex's second second-team selection as he previously was selected such by the National College Baseball Writers Association. The two paired with first-team All-American honors by PING! Baseball, and Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger, puts a stamp on Wimmers' career making him one of the most decorated Buckeyes regardless of sport.

Though he missed three starts due to a left hamstring injury, Wimmers would go on to repeat as Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, becoming the first play to receive the conference's top pitching honor in consecutive seasons. In 10 games Wimmers finished with a 9-0 record and a 1.60 ERA. In 73 innings the product of Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller struck out 86 batters, while limiting the opposition to a .218 batting average.

The finalist for the College Baseball Foundation's National Pitcher of the Year will figures to leave Ohio State with a career mark of 18-2, while raking up 273 strikeouts, a number that will finish fifth-best in Buckeye history.

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