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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State 1B/RHP Josh Dezse has been named a 2011 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, Collegiate Baseball newspaper announced Wednesday. Dezse becomes the Buckeyes’ 14th Freshman All-American and first since Dean Wolosiansky in 2008.

The Powell, Ohio, native led the Buckeyes with a .332 batting average and 42 runs batted in. He tied for the team lead with four home runs while going 4-2 with a team-high six saves and 32 strikeouts in 27.2 innings pitched. Dezse led the Buckeyes with 12 multiple RBI games and tied for third on the team with 17 multi-hit games.

Dezse became the 10th Buckeye to garner Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors after earning Big Ten Freshman of the Week laurels four times during the season and Player of the Week honors twice.

Ohio State finished the season with a 26-27 record and earned the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten tournament in head coach Greg Beals’ first season at the helm.

Ohio State Freshman All-Americans
Dean Wolosiansky, 2008
Cory Kovanda, 2007
J.B. Shuck, 2006
Cory Luebke, 2005
Jacob Howell, 2004
Doug Deeds, 2001
Josh Newman, 2001
Christian Snavely, 2001
Nick Swisher, 2000
Justin Fry, 1996
Matt Middleton, 1996
Mark Carek, 1995
Dan Seimetz, 1995