Remenowsky, Dan


Dan Remenowsky arrived at Otterbein as a hidden gem in a highly-touted recruiting class,but left as the most decorated pitcher in program history. The 6’5” right-hander flew under the radar at powerhouse Cincinnati Moeller High School, playing behind three Division I arms as the Crusaders won the 2004 state championship.

His path to Otterbein began when head coach George Powell found him throwing in a gym in Bucyrus, Ohio during the middle of winter. “Remy” later arrived in Westerville with something to prove and immediately became a vital piece for the most successful class of Cardinals. He helped the program go a combined 123-61, win three-straight Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament titles and make three NCAA appearances in his career... all while earning All-OAC and All-Mideast Region four years in a row.

Brimming with confidence but maintaining a stone-cold and stoic demeanor, Remenowsky quickly earned the respect of his teammates by going 8-2 with 2.93 E.R.A. as a freshman. He picked right back up as a sophomore in 2006, compiling a 1.94 E.R.A. and striking out 94 batters in only 79 innings pitched.The Cardinals had a school-record 34 wins and fell just one win shy of reaching the Division III World Series, with his outstanding season warranting third-team All-American honors. Many will long remember his complete-game victory against No. 1-ranked Wooster in the NCAA Regional, where he allowed just two hits and struck out 13 batters.

The bigger the game,the better Remenowsky usually was. Otterbein entered 2007 ranked atop the national poll behind their ace, and Remy never disappointed in going a perfect 9-0 on the mound through a consistent approach. He never backed down from a hitter and only seemed to get emotional when watching one of his teammates pitch.

Remenowsky was named a Preseason All-American in 2008 and his list of awards only continued, culminating when he was voted the top hurler in the Mideast Region. He went 31-6 on the hill over his time in a Cardinal uniform and is one of just two players to earn OAC "Pitcher of the Year" three times. Dan sits either first or second all-time at Otterbein in five different categories; first in E.R.A. (2.44) and shutouts (10), and then second in wins (31), strikeouts (296) and innings pitched (283.2). He also ranks sixth at 51 career appearances and is the single-season record holder with four complete-game shutouts.

After his college days, Dan was signed by the Chicago White Sox as a free agent and enjoyed a six year professionsal career. He made a pair of all-star appearances, advanced up to Triple-A and led all minor-league baseball in strikeouts per nine innings (15.1) during the 2009 campaign. Now living on the east coast, Dan has worked in several professional sports front offices, including the Cincinnati Reds, and is married to his wife, Lindsay.