Coach Bob Todd says: "Obviously, Dan is one of the keys to our season. He has great makeup on the mound and is a tremendous leader. I just can't say enough about Dan DeLucia as a person and I think his athletic ability speaks for itself."
2006 (Junior Season) First Team All-Big Ten selection ... team captain ... made 14 starts and 15 appearances ... finished 10-2 overall and 7-1 in the Big Ten ... first 10-game winner at Ohio State since 1999 and the 15th Buckeye to win at least 10 games in a season ... led the Big Ten in wins and innings pitched (108.0) ... 3.25 ERA was ninth in the Big Ten ... his 69 strikeouts led the team ... is 19-10 overall with a 3.80 career ERA ... his 19 career victories rank 20th in school history, while his career ERA ranks 13th ... has pitched in 248.2 career innings, which ranks 14th ... got the loss against Wake Forest (2/24) in his season debut ... allowed four runs and struck out four in the 6-2 defeat ... cruised toward a win at Jacksonville (3/4), striking out four and allowing only one run on five hits in eight innings before the bullpen lost the game in the bottom of the ninth ... got the win vs. Northern Iowa (3/11) in his next outing ... gave up six runs on nine hits in 8.2 innings with five strikeouts ... won two games for the Buckeyes on spring break (3/19-24) ... pitched his fourth career complete game while allowing only three hits in a 14-0 shutout of Massachusetts (3/19) to open spring break and then got the win in the trip's finale vs. Vermont (3/24) despite allowing five runs on nine hits ... named to the CBF Weekly Honor Roll (3/21) for his effort against UMass ... went 7.0 innings to get the win in the Big Ten opener at Iowa (3/31) ... struck out five without a walk and allowed two unearned runs on eight hits ... pitched his fifth career complete game in the series opener vs. Illinois (4/7) ... allowed one-run on six hits and tied a career high with nine strikeouts to earn his fifth win of the season ... got the loss in the opening game at Michigan (4/14) ... responded to pitch one of the great games of his career at Indiana (4/21) ... allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out five in 8.2 innings and did not walk a batter until the ninth ... won the opener vs. Purdue (4/28), but allowed five runs on eight hits in 7.0 innings ... made fifth career relief appearance vs. Eastern Michigan (5/3) and the first since April 2004 when he did not allow a hit in 2/3 innings vs. Eastern Michigan ... allowed two runs (one earned) on 10 hits with six strikeouts in 8.0 innings in beating Michigan State (5/5) ... allowed only one run on six hits in eight innings to beat Minnesota (5/12) ... became a 10-game winner when he beat Penn State (5/19) in the opening game of the series ... was his 19th career victory ... allowed only one run on seven hits in a career-long 10 innings vs. Purdue (5/24) in the Big Ten tournament, but left the game with the score tied 1-1 before Ohio State won 2-1 in the 12th ... led the Big Ten in innings pitched (108.0) and wins (10) ... named Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete ... played summer baseball with Ohio State teammate Matt Angle with the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod League ... earned league pitcher of the week honors after pitching Cotuit to an 8-2 victory vs. Brewster in the team's opening game of the season ... finished 2-3 with a 3.55 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 38.0 innings.
2005 (Sophomore Season) Started all 15 games he played as a sophomore and finished with a 6-5 record and 2.92 ERA, the best of the starting rotation ... gave up 92 hits and struck out 55 batters in 95.2 innings ... pitched three complete games ... became the Friday night starter in the last six conference series ... was 3-4 in eight Big Ten starts with a pair of complete games and a 3.88 ERA ... named a third-team All-Big Ten selection ... made his season debut against Arizona State (3/6) ... allowed only one run on seven hits in 6.0 innings in a 3-0 loss ... made two starts on spring break (3/18-26), the first of which was a 6.1-inning outing against Illinois-Chicago (3/21) ... picked up his first win of the season in the second game vs. Cornell (3/26) ... allowed one run on four hits in five innings in the Buckeyes' 11-2 victory over the Big Red ... struck out nine and walked only one in the team's final game of spring break ... was the only OSU starting pitcher not to get a loss at Illinois (4/1-3) though he did not get a win either after he left game four with the score tied 4-4, before the eventual 6-4 loss ... retired the first 14 Boilermaker batters he faced in picking up his second win of the year in game four of the Purdue series (4/10) ... struck out five and allowed only two runs in clinching the series for Ohio State ... made his first Friday start as a Buckeye, but was not as effective against the Spartans (4/15) after switching from the No. 4 starter ... allowed both runs on five hits with only one strikeout in a 2-0 shutout ... started the only game at Michigan (4/22), but got the loss after allowing seven runs (four earned) on six hits in 4.0 innings ... got his third straight loss in the opening game vs. Indiana (4/29) after allowing five runs on nine hits in 6.1 innings in which he struck out seven ... pitched the first complete game of his career in game one vs. Penn State (5/7) and allowed only one earned run in an 11-2 Buckeye victory ... pitched his second straight complete game in beating Northwestern 7-2 in the opening game of that series (5/13) ... allowed two runs on only five hits with four strikeouts in the nine-inning outing ... made the shortest start of his career, 2.1 innings, in game one vs. Minnesota (5/20) ... allowed seven runs (four earned) on five hits and three walks ... started game one of the Big Ten tournament vs. Michigan and allowed only one run on eight hits before leaving in the eighth with a one-run lead ... Buckeyes won 7-3 in 13 innings ... evened his record (5-5) in the title game against Minnesota and earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament team ... pitched a complete game in the 2-1 victory over Virginia at the NCAA Corvallis Regional ... allowed only four hits to go with two strikeouts and no walks ... ranked among the Top 10 in the Big Ten in five different categories: games started (15, tied for first); innings pitched (95.2, third); earned run average (2.92, fourth); batters struck out looking (23, fourth); and, opposing batting average (.251, fifth) ... named Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete ... played summer of 2005 with the Delaware Cows of the Great Lakes League.
2004 (Freshman Season) Made nine starts in 14 appearances on the mound for the Buckeyes as a freshman ... four of the starts were in midweek action and four were in Big Ten play ... finished with an overall record of 3-3 with one save in 45.0 innings ... struck out 24, walked 20 and gave up 37 runs (35 earned) on 50 hits ... pitched three relief innings against Kansas State (2/14) in his first action as a collegian ... gave up two hits and three runs in three innings of work, while striking out one and walking four ... struggled against Kent State (2/28), giving up two runs on a pair of hits and a pair of hit batsmen ... pitched 3.2 innings against Winthrop (3/14) in Mobile ... struck out two batters, walked one and allowed one hit without a run ... pitched 1.1 innings in the first game against Florida Atlantic (3/23) and allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in the 6-4 loss ... made his first collegiate start against Eastern Michigan (3/31) and pitched four innings in a scheduled short start ... did not allow a run and struck out two Eagle batters ... started the series finale against Illinois (4/4), but lasted only 1.0 inning after giving up six runs, including three runs in the first inning, earning his first decision as a Buckeye ... pitched the final inning against Oakland (4/7), giving up two hits without a run ... started game three at Purdue (4/10) and earned his first win, going four innings of the seven-inning game ... he allowed five runs on seven hits in the 9-5 victory ... started game four (4/18) of the Michigan State series, going 5.0 innings ... allowed three runs on seven hits by the Spartans and struck out three ... got the loss in the final game against Michigan (4/25) after giving up six runs on three hits and three walks ... picked up the win vs. Detroit (5/5) in an abbreviated start ... pitched 4.0 scoreless innings with only two hits ... went 5.0 innings in his next start against Akron (5/12), but did not get a decision ... allowed two runs (none earned) off four hits ... started against Cleveland State (5/19), getting the loss after allowing four runs on five hits in 3.0 innings of work ... beat Purdue (5/28) in the Buckeyes' third game of the Big Ten Tournament by pitching 6.0 innings, in which he allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out three, equaling a career high ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Bishop Watterson High School First team all-district and all-league selection ... team MVP ... was 16-1 as a starting pitcher for his high school career with a 1.08 ERA ... had 162 strike outs and three no-hitters, one his senior year ... as a senior he was 7-1 with a 1.60 ERA and 76 strikeouts ... two-year starter and letterwinner for coach Scott Manahan and the Eagles ... also played football and basketball ... made a three-pointer with three seconds remaining on the clock to win the district championship game in 2002 ... quarterback of the 2002 Division II state champion football team ... member of the National Honor Society and winner of the Navy Academic, Athletic Scholarship ... played for the Columbus Cobras (NABF) in the summers of 1999-2001 and played for the Ohio Thunder in 2002 ... four-year stats included 28-5 record with a 1.18 ERA, 215 strikeouts in 184 innings.
Personal Born June 1, 1985 ... full name is Daniel Thomas DeLucia ... son of Julie DeLucia ... one brother, Brian, who is a freshman on this year's team ... finance major.
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