COLUMBUS, Ohio –  Alex Wimmers, Ohio State’s talented junior pitcher from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Archbishop Moeller High School, was named today by the College Baseball Foundation one of 25 quarterfinalists for the 2010 Pitcher of the Year Award.

Wimmers, fifth at Ohio State alltime with 265 career strikeouts, is 9-0 this season with a 1.61 earned run average. He has 78 strikeouts and has allowed just 20 walks and 53 hits in 67.0 innings pitched. He also has two complete games.

Already named to the 2010 Golden Spikes Award Watch List, Wimmers has missed his last two starts after injuring a hamstring April 30. Wimmers is expected to be out anywhere from 10 days to two-to-three weeks because of the injury.

The Big Ten Conference leader in wins, ERA, opposing batting average (.218) and strikeouts, Wimmers was the 2009 Big Ten co-Pitcher of the Year after posting a 9-2 record with a 3.27 ERA. He was named first-team All-America by PING! Baseball and second- or third-team by five other awarding publications.  

The 2010 Pitcher of the Year Award will be presented in Lubbock, Texas, on July 2 as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.