Jake Vance
Jake  Vance


Canton, Ohio

High School:
Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195



Ohio State Heads to Florida for Spring Break

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

Career Highlights
  • Prospect Summer League All-Star (2017)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018)

2018 (Sophomore Season)
3-1 with a 1.71 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 21.0 innings of work with three starts in eight appearances … made 2018 debut vs. Wisconsin Milwaukee, allowing one run on two hits with one strikeout (2/18) … struck out two and allowed two hits in two scoreless innings vs. No. 2 Oregon State (2/25) … struck out four, allowing two runs on one hit in 2.1 innings of relief at No. 21 Coastal Carolina (3/10) … earned his first collegiate win in four inning he scattered four hits on one run with three strikeouts and one walk at UNCW (3/14) … pitched 4.1 innings on four hits, one run, no earned with three strikeouts and one walk in second win over year vs. Toledo (3/28) … struck out a career-high six over 5.2 scoreless innings, scattering three hits with one walk in win over Ohio (4/10). 

2017 (Freshman Season)

0-3 with a 6.58 ERA with five starts in 10 appearances … made collegiate debut vs. Kansas State, throwing 1.2 innings and allowed one run on three hits with two walks and received the loss (2/19) … threw 1.2 scoreless innings with a strikeout and pair of walks vs. Utah (2/25) … made his first career start pitching 3.2 innings allowing five hits and three runs with one strikeout in the win over Lehigh (3/14) … made second start of the year vs. Northern Kentucky (4/19) … struck out a season-high five batters in 3.2 innings of work, allowing three hits, two runs and three walks in third start of the year vs. No. 4 Texas Tech (5/3). 

Canton Central Catholic
Lettered all four years … Underclass All-American and All-Region honorable mention in Perfect Game two years in a row … was the winning pitcher in the 2015 DIII State Final game … 8-1 with a 1.34 ERA, 86 strikeouts in 68 innings pitched with one no-hitter in 2015 ... 8-2 mark with 1.36 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 2014 ... 5-3 with a 1.56 ERA in 2013… tied for most wins in Central Catholic history with 25 victories.

Son of Jerrod and Debbie Vance … has three siblings, Jenna, Emmie, and Kam… lists greatest sports thrill as winning the state championship with his best friend s… hopes to continue his baseball career and help people chase their dreams after he graduates … hobbies include helping younger kids with baseball, watching football, and making people laugh … father played football at Penn State … his cousin, Nate Romans, is a redshirt junior on the Buckeye baseball team.