Jacob Barnwell
Jacob  Barnwell


Catlettsburg, Ky.

High School:
Boyd County

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190



Ohio State Heads to Florida for Spring Break

Baseball Buckeyes set to play five games during spring break March 10-15 in Fla.

Career Honors

  • Johnny Bench Award Watch List (2018) 
  • Two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017-18)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017)

2018 (Junior Season)
Batting .283 (47-for-166) with 35 runs scored, eight doubles, one triple, one home run, 26 RBI, 26 walks and 5-for-7 in stolen bases … named to Johnny Bench Award Watch List in April … has thrown out 16 runners in 29 attempts (.644) …  hit .400 (4-for-10) with two runs scored, three doubles, three RBI and two walks at Snowbird Classic (2/16-18) … batted .333 (5-for-15) with one RBI and three walks and five runs scored at Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge (2/22-25) … hit .333 (3-for-9) with a run scored, double and three in series vs. CSUN (3/16-18) … batted .500 (5-for-10) with two runs scored, one home run, five RBI and walk in Nebraska series (3/30-4/1) … hit a three-run homer in win in game two over Huskers (3/31) … went 2-for-4 in win over Youngstown State (4/18) … batted . 273 (3-for-11) with a run scored, RBI and stolen base in series vs. No. 21 Minnesota (4/27-29) … had a pair of hits with three runs scored and a double at Ball State (5/2) … batted .385 (5-for-13) with one double and two RBI in series at Illinois (5/4-6) … walked four times and scored three runs in series at Michigan State (5/17-19). 

2017 (Sophomore Season)
Hit . 254 (43-for-169) with seven doubles, one triple, two home runs, 14 RBI, 30 walks and 7-for-10 in stolen bases … threw out 11 baserunners in 51 starts … scored two runs with two walks in three at Sunshine State Series Classic (2/17-2/19) … batted .445 (5-for-11) with one run scored, two doubles and one walk at Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge (2/23-2/26) … had a three-hit game in win at Campbell (3/5), batting .300 with two runs scored, double, two RBI and walk in series … picked up his first career stolen base and recorded two runs and three hits in four at bats at No. 24 FGCU (3/10) ... knocked his first career home run in a 1-for-3 performance in game one against Minnesota (3/25) … drove in two runs and had a run scored in the 3-0 shutout over Ohio (3/28)… went 1-for-2 with one RBI vs. Purdue (3/31) … scored two runs with two walks in a 1-for-2 day vs. Kent State (4/6) … hit .308 (4-for-13) with a run scored in series vs. Nebraska (4/28-30) … 2-for-4 with a run scored vs. No. 4 Texas Tech (5/3) … .273 (3-for-11) with two runs scored, one double, one home run, three RBI and one walk at Iowa series (5/12-14) … 10 multi-hit games and three multi-RBI contests … finished the year on a seven-game reached base streak. 

2016 (Freshman Season)
Fourteen appearances with five starts from behind the plate … scored first career run with a walk vs. Hofstra (3/18) … made first career start vs. the Pride (3/19) … claimed first collegiate hit with a double vs. UAB, going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and three walks in game two (5/4) … caught all nine innings in shutout win over Eastern Michigan (5/17).

Boyd Count H.S.
First-team All-State, All-Region and All-District selection in 2014 and 2015 … state record holder in single-season doubles … earned Region MVP honors after a 1.18 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched in 2014 … earned second team all-state accolades and first team all-district and all-region honors as a sophomore … as a freshman, Barnwell earned first team all-region and all-district as well as second-team all-state laurels … 59 runners caught stealing through 2014, including 29 during freshman season … held a .413 average and a .553 on-base percentage heading into his senior year … … played high school baseball for head coach Brandon Ramsey … played summer ball with the Huntington Hounds and head coach Caleb Stewart.

Son of Linda and Michael Barnwell … criminology major.