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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.