Aug 16, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State sophomore right-hander Trace Dempsey has been named an honorable mention All-American by CollegeBaseballInsider.com and Louisville Slugger, CollegeBaseballInsider.com announced Friday. The honor is the most recent for Dempsey after garnering third team All-America honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and ABCA/Rawlings.
The Huntington, W.Va., native went 3-0 with a 1.02 ERA and 17 saves in 31 appearances. Dempsey, a first team All-Big Ten selection, struck out 28 and allowed opponents to hit .180 in 35.1 innings pitched. His 17 saves were the most in the Big Ten and finished one shy of tying Jake Hale’s Big Ten and Ohio State record of 18 set in 2009. Dempsey, whose 31 appearances also were the most in the Big Ten and tied for eighth-most on the Ohio State single-season list, went 30.1 innings without allowing an earned run between Feb. 17 and May 17.
The Buckeyes finished the season with a 35-23 overall record and finished second in the Big Ten with a 15-9 mark in conference play.