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Connor Curlis
Connor  Curlis

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Findlay, Ohio

High School:
Findlay

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
LHP

Career Highlights
  • Drafted in the 24th round of the MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds (2018)
  • Greenville NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team (2018)
  • Prospect Summer League All-Star (2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018)

2018 (Junior Season)
Drafted in the 24th round of the MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds … NCAA Greenville Regional All-Tournament Team …  7-4 with 3.55 ERA with 77 strikeouts and 31 walks in 88.2 innings pitched in 16 starts …  sixth in the Big Ten in strikeouts (77) and victories (7) … had a no decision, working five innings on three runs, eight hits, four strikeouts and one walk in 2018 opener vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2/16) … received the win, tossing 5.1 innings and gave up just one earned run with five strikeouts and no walks vs. Utah (2/22) … claimed the victory over Nicholls  State, striking out seven in 6.1 innings on two runs, one earned and allowing just two hits (3/2) … earned third win of year with 5.1 innings of work on five runs, four earned, six hits, one walk and six strikeouts vs. High Point (3/9) … struck out a season-high eight with no walks on one run and three hits in 6.1 innings in a no decision contest vs. CSUN (3/16) … tossed five innings on three hits, four runs, three earned and five strikeouts and four walks in win over Georgetown (3/23) … received the tough-luck loss after tying his season-high with eight strikeouts and one walk in 6.2 innings, allowing seven hits on five runs and three earned against Nebraska (3/30) … tied his career-high with eight strikeouts and gave up one run on six hits with two walks in 6.2 innings to claim fifth win of season at Iowa in game one (4/7) … allowed three runs on five hits with two strikeouts and three walks over six innings in loss vs. No. 8 Indiana (4/20) … worked six innings and limited Purdue to one run on three hits with three strikeouts and four walks in seventh win of season (5/11) … had a no decision after throwing five innings on seven hits, two runs, one earned with three walks and three strikeouts at Michigan State (5/17) … chalked up six scoreless innings on four hits, four strikeouts and two walks in a no decision vs. South Carolina at NCAA Greenville Regional (6/1). 

2017 (Sophomore Season)
5-3 with a 4.02 ERA in 20 appearances with eight starts … led the Buckeyes with five wins on the year … made his season debut pitching four innings against Utah (2/23) … fanned three in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief at Campbell (3/3) … claimed first win of the season after throwing 5.1 scoreless innings with a career-high eight strikeouts his first start vs. Bucknell (3/15) … picked up second win of the season in three innings with four strikeouts and one walk and one hit in win over Youngstown State (3/21) … received a no decision after throwing six innings, allowing just one run on two hits with three strikeouts and one walk in fourth start of year vs. Cincinnati (4/11) … fanned two in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief work at Michigan State (4/15) … had a scoreless inning of relief work with a strikeout vs. Northern Kentucky (4/16) … picked up the win with 4.0 innings of relief work, allowing one run on one hit with three strikeouts vs. Nebraska (4/28) … worked 1.1 scoreless innings with two strikeouts vs. No. 4 Texas Tech (5/3) … worked five innings on two runs, three hits, four strikeouts and two walks in loss at No. 17 Michigan (5/6) … earned fourth win of the year after working six innings and limited the Hawkeye bats to four runs, one earned with four strikeouts and two walks at Iowa (5/13) … tossed a career-high seven innings on four hits, two runs, one walk and four strikeouts to claim fifth win of the year vs. Indiana (5/18). 

2016 (Freshman Season)
Made four appearances out of the bullpen as a true freshman … 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA with 10 strikeouts to two walks … picked up the win in the 13-inning marathon over Pitt, tossing the final two innings and allowed no runs on one hit with four strikeouts and one walk (2/20) … had a pair of strikeouts at UNLV (3/12) … pitched a scoreless frame vs. Hofstra (3/18) … had four strikeouts in two innings of work vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/3) ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.


Findlay H.S.
2015 Pitcher of the Year in Three Rivers Athletic Conference … 2015 All-League and All-City … 2015 team captain … first team selection for the Three Rivers Athletic Conference in 2014 and earned honorable mention honors in 2013 …. 6-3 record with four saves and 76 strikeouts in 66 innings pitched … played high school baseball for head coach Jeff Stutzman … played summer ball for Ohio Elite and head coach Chris Valentine … also was a four-year letterwinner in ice hockey as the team’s leading scorer in 2015 to be earn all-league honors.

Personal
Son of Kris and Todd Curlis … sport industry major … enjoys fishing and swimming … lists greatest sports thrill as playing summer ball with Ohio Elite and being one game away from the Final Four in hockey during senior year … cousin, Tyler, played baseball at Wittenburg then became a minor league umpire … cousin, Chad, played baseball at Bowling Green State University … would like to play professional baseball or work in athletics after graduation.

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