April 16 - 22, 2013
Buckeyes improve to 25-13, 9-6 in Big Ten play
Teams will play the rubber game of the three-game set at 12:05 p.m. Sunday
Buckeyes are 23-12 on the season, 7-5 in Big Ten play
Ryan Cypret and Kirby Pellant each tally two hits for the Buckeyes
2012 (Junior): Appeared in 59 games, starting all but one ... led the team with a .311 batting average, a .431 slugging percentage and 15 doubles ... tallied two triples, two home runs, 40 runs scored and 34 RBI ... tied for sixth in the Big Ten in doubles and 10th with 31 walks ... led the Buckeyes with 22 multi-hit games and finished second with eight multiple-RBI contests ... 4-for-10 with four RBI and three runs scored at Big Ten/Big East Challenge (2/17-19) ... 4-for-8 with one double, one RBI and one run scored against Georgia Tech (2/24-26) ... doubled twice and scored two runs with five RBI over four starts at the Chanticleer Classic (3/9-11) ... 5-for-13 with a double, three RBI and a run scored against Austin Peay (3/16-18) ... 5-for-11 with four RBI and a run scored against Purdue (3/23-25) ... 3-for-8 with two runs scored and three walks vs. Minnesota (4/6-8) ... 5-for-12 with two runs scored, two RBI one double and a home run at Indiana (5/17-19) ... Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2011 (Sophomore): Appeared in 47 games, starting 42 ... batted .254 with 27 runs scored and 14 RBI ... led the team with 28 walks ... recorded nine multi-hit games ... 6-for-13 with four runs scored and two RBI in three games in Winter Haven (3/11-13) ... career-best eight game hitting streak (2/26-3/22) ... scored three runs and picked up an RBI in two games against Northwestern (4/1-3) ... 3-for-6 with three runs scored vs. Michigan State (4/15-17) ... 3-for-8 with a double and a pair of walks at Minnesota (5/19-21) ... named Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (Freshman): Brad played in 33 games and started 23 times at third base and twice as the DH ... played in 11 Big Ten games with seven starts ... he hit .273 for the season with 13 runs, three doubles, a home run and eight RBI ... had eight multi-hit games (all career-high tying two-hit games) ... had two RBI vs. St. Louis ... hit first collegiate home run in season opener vs. Florida A&M ... had personal best five-game hit streak between 3/14 and 3/24, hitting .421 in the process (8 for 19) ... closed season with hits in six of final seven games (7 for 23; .304) with hits in five of six Big Ten games ... following the season Brad played summer ball for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters of the Northwoods League.
2009 (Medical Redshirt): Played in four games, starting three, before shoulder injury ended his season ... was 4-for-10 on the season with three RBI and four runs scored ... in his first collegiate start against Northeastern, went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored ... an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Barron H.S.: Brad was a four-year varsity infielder ... named first team All-Heart of the North Conference in 2008 ... leading hitter and pitcher during conference championships ... hit .556 with 35 hits, 10 doubles, two triples, four home runs, and no strikeouts in 2008 ... third team Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association all-state pick in 2008 ... second team all-state in 2006 and was only sophomore selected to all-state first or second team ... member of WBCA Wisconsin all-star team and chosen to Midwest Baseball Classic ... two-time all-Northwest Wisconsin selection ... chosen to 2006 Puma Arizona Fall Classic ... four-year varsity athlete in baseball and basketball, three-year competitor in soccer, and played one year of football ... all-conference in basketball and soccer ... captained soccer team for two years and the basketball team as a senior.
Personal: Brad is the son of Monti and Julie Hallberg ... has two older brothers - Ben and Mark - and an older sister, Kayla ... Mark was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference shortstop in 2007 at Florida State and was drafted in the ninth round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Buckeyes Down Penguins, 12-8