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patriotsnumber1fan
06-12-2010, 11:28 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State junior right-hander Alex Wimmers made it two-for-two in All-America honors after he was named a first-team PING! Baseball All-American Wednesday.

The two-time first-team All-American drafted with the 21st overall pick by the Minnesota Twins in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft was also named one of six finalists for the College Baseball Foundation's Pitcher of the Year Award. The winner of the award will be announced July 2 in Lubbock, Texas as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.

Despite missing three starts and four weeks of action this season after injuring his hamstring, the Cincinnati native posted a sparkling 9-0 record with a 1.60 earned-run average, good for fifth-best nationally, en route to an unprecedented second-consecutive Big Ten pitcher of the year honor. While becoming the first back-to-back winner of the award in Big Ten history, Wimmers also becomes only the second pitcher to claim the honor twice: Ohio State's Justin Fry was Big Ten pitcher of the year in 1997 and 1999.