April 12, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State freshman left-handed pitcher Cory Luebke has been named to Baseball America’s midseason Freshman All-America Team. Luebke, a 19th-round draft by of the Pittsburgh Pirates last summer, is one of four starting pitchers to appear on the list. He joins James Adkins (LHP, Tennessee), David Prince (LHP, Vanderbilt) and Nick Schmidt (LHP, Arkansas).

Luebke is 3-1 on the year with a 2.01 ERA, the third best in the Big Ten, behind Minnesota’s Matt Lobert (5-2, 1.54 ERA) and Illinois’ Brian Blomquest (6-1, 1.62). Luebke has made eight appearances with starts in his last five games. He picked up his first career win against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, going the distance in a 4-1 Buckeye win. In that game he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, before allowing only four hits in his first complete game. He also beat Dartmouth before losing to Illinois last weekend, but rebounded with a victory over Purdue last Saturday.