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May 15, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State starting pitcher Josh Newman (Fr., Wheelersburg, Ohio) has been named co-Big Ten Pitcher of the Week following two stellar performances last week. The rookie lefthander shares the award with Minnesota’s C.J. Woodrow.

Newman enabled Ohio State to clinch the Big Ten title after firing a complete-game seven-hitter, leading the Buckeyes to a 9-2 win over Michigan Sunday. Newman struck out a career-high 11 batters while notching his first career complete game. With the win, he improved to 8-2 on the season, tying E.J. Laratta for the team high in wins.

Newman fired four shutout innings in Ohio State’s 9-0 win over Cleveland State last Wednesday. For the week, he tossed 13 innings while striking out 14 batters and accumulating a 0.69 earned run average.

Ohio State begins Big Ten Tournament action Wednesday at 7:05 p.m., hosting Michigan at Bill Davis Stadium.