Buckeyes enter weekend with a 31-22 overall record, 11-10 in Big Ten play
Kirby Pellant goes 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored in the win
John Kuchno strikes out a career-high seven to earn eighth win of the season
Josh Dezse goes 2-for-5 with an RBI in the loss
Jaron Long allows one earned run over eight innings to move to 4-2 on the season
Coach Greg Beals: "Brad had a great fall both offensively and defensively at first base. He is a mature and experienced guy who will compete for at-bats this season."
2011 (Junior): Made 22 appearances, starting 10 games as a designated hitter and outfielder ... batted .205 with a double and two home runs in 39 at-bats ... tallied seven RBI and five runs scored ... batted .333 with runners in scoring position ... 2-for-3 with a solo home run against WMU (2/27) ... 2-for-2 with a double, three RBI and a run scored against Yale (3/12) ... solo home run at Indiana (4/10) ... 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in the second game of a doubleheader against Akron (4/13) ... named Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Dr. Phillips/Polk State College: Brad transferred to Ohio State prior to the start of the 2010 academic year from Polk State College in Winter Haven, Fla. ... he is majoring in consumer affairs ... he combined to hit over .300 with 24 home runs and 25 doubles in his two years at Polk after initially enrolling at Georgia Southern ... at Polk, he was named 2009 team MVP and was team captain and first team All-Suncoast Conference as a catcher in 2010 ... hit 13 home runs and had 58 RBI on the season ... played summer ball with the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs of the Florida Collegiate Summer League this year and hit a league-high six home runs.
Personal: Brad is the son of Mark and Joan Hutton ... younger brother, Blake, is a sophomore on the Ohio State baseball team.