Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
March 12 - 18, 2013
Buckeyes open Big Ten play Friday at Purdue
Teams will play the rubber game of the three-game set at 1:05 p.m. Sunday
Jaron Long allows one earned run over seven innings to move to 3-1 on the season
2016 (Junior Season): NCBWA Third Team Preseason All-American … Preseason All-Big Ten by Perfect Game … Big Ten Preseason to Watch List … No. 7 Top B1G Prospect by D1Baseball … Top 300 College Players List by D1Baseball … named Best Runner, Defensive Outfielder in Big Ten preseason notebook by Baseball America … named MVP of fall of 2015 ... batting .273 (45-for-165) with 39 runs scored, 12 doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 25 RBI and 14 stolen bases … tied for second in the Big Ten with 38 walks, fifth in home runs (8) and runs scored (39) and ninth in stolen bases (14) … belted first home run of the year vs. Toledo (2/19) … hit another home run and scored three runs and three RBI vs. Pitt (2/20) … hit third home run of the year vs. Illinois State (3/5) … had a career-high four-hit game, tying career-high with four runs scored at UNLV (3/12) … had OSU record-breaking reached base streak of 37-consecutive games snapped vs. Seton Hall (3/4) … went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a double vs. Xavier (3/22) … homered and scored twice vs. Northwestern (3/27) … collected 3 RBI on 2-for-5 hitting with a double, home run and three runs scored vs. Morehead State (4/13)… hit .347 (5-for-14) with four runs scored, triple, home run, RBI and one stolen base in series vs. Rutgers (4/15-17) … went 1-for-3 with a walk and run scored vs. Cincinnati (4/19) … went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in game two at Illinois (4/23) … had the go-ahead two-run double in the 5-1 win in series finale at Purdue (5/1) … batted .625 (5-for-8) with a home run, RBI, three walks and two steals in series vs. UAB (5/3-4) … 10 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI contests.
2015 (Junior Season): Appeared in 55 games at shortstop for the Buckeyes … batted .265 with 23 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples and 29 RBI … .545 with a double, two RBI and a run scored at Snowbird Classic (2/13-15) … posted the go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the eighth in comeback win vs. Saint Louis (2/14) … collected a career-high 4-for-4 performance vs. Pitt (2/15) … batted .500 (4-for-8) with three runs and two RBI at WKU series (3/8-9) … had a batting average of .556 (5-for-9) with a double, five runs scored and a walk in series vs. Evansville (3/14-15) … had a career-high nine-game hit streak (3/1-18) and reached base streak (2/28-3/18) … went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs at Rutgers (3/27) … drove in two runs and scored once with a double and a stolen base in game one of a doubleheader at Northwestern (4/26) … batted .364 (4-for-11) with a run scored, double and one RBI in series at IU (5/4-15) … 13 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests in 2015.
2014 (Sophomore Season): Batted .231 with 18 runs scored, 10 RBI, three doubles and three stolen bases ... started in 38 games at shortstop ... collected seven multi-hit games ... went 4-for-10 with a double and two RBI in Iowa series (5/3-5) ... 3-for-5 with five walks, three runs scored and an RBI in Siena series (5/14-15).
2013 (Freshman Season): Hit .125 with a double, four RBI and three runs scored ... appeared in 23 games and made 13 starts, 11 at shortstop and two at third base ... 2-for-6 with a double, two RBI, a walk and a run scored at Snowbird Classic (2/22-24) ... 3-for-8 with two runs scored and an RBI against Bryant (3/15-17) ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Wrightstown H.S.: A four-year starter at Wrightstown ... first team All-Olympian Conference all four seasons and Olympian Conference Player of the Year as a junior and a senior ... second team all-state as a junior and a senior ... hit .420 with nine doubles, three triples, two home runs, 31 runs scored and 15 RBI as a senior ... also lettered in basketball and football.
Personal: Craig is the son of Dave and Donna Nennig ... has a brother, David, and two sisters, Amanda and Danielle.