Nov. 14, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior left-handed pitcher Dan DeLucia has been named a 2007 third-team preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, the group announced Tuesday.

DeLucia (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) was Ohio State’s first 10-game winner since 1999 and led the Big Ten with his 10-2 record and 108 innings pitched. The first-team All-Big Ten selection managed a 3.25 earned run average and limited opposing batters to a .255 average. DeLucia maintains a 19-10 career record and his 3.80 career ERA is the 13th best in school history. His teammates have elected him one of four team captains in 2007, the second year he has been voted a team captain.

Ohio State will begin the 2007 season in its own tournament, Feb. 23-25, at the New York Yankees minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. James Madison, Kansas State and Seton Hall will join the Buckeyes at the event.