2016 (Junior Season): Co-captain … Most Improved Player of 2015 fall camp … has appeared in all 40 games, including 32 starts from behind the dish … Johnny Bench Award Watch List … had never caught a college game headed into the Buckeyes’ starting catcher’s role in 2016 … batting .254 with 23 runs scored, eight doubles, one home run and 21 RBI … second on the team and ninth in the Big Ten with 12 stolen bases … leads the Big Ten with 14 runners caught stealing (37 percent) … posted first career home run in 2016 opener vs. Toledo (2/19) … went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI vs. Liberty (2/28) … made a diving catch behind home plate in the bottom of the ninth at Coastal (2/29) … had a career-high 4-for-4 performance with two RBI and a double vs. Illinois State (3/5) … batted .364 (4-for-11) with a double and four RBI at 2016 Snowbird Classic (3/4-6) … went 5-for-12 with five runs, one double, three RBI and two stolen bases vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/1 – 4/3) … batted .273 (3-for-11) with a run scored, RBI and stolen base in series vs. Rutgers (4/15-17) … hit .417 (5-for-12) with a double and a pair of RBI at Illinois series (4/22-24) … 11 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI performances … had a career-high 13-game reached base streak from 3/18-4/8.
2015 (Sophomore Season): Appeared in 15 games and started in six contests for the Scarlet and Gray … batted .280 for the season with six RBI … scored first career run in 8-0 win over Pitt (2/15) … scored the game-winning run in game one vs. Evansville and had his first career hit in game two (3/15) … swiped his first career stolen base vs Rider (3/18) … collected three at-bats, two runs and two hits in the first collegiate start vs Morehead State (4/21) … drove in five runs and stole two bases in the three starts at second base at Northwestern (4/24-4/26) … had the go-ahead, two run single in the top of the eleventh at Northwestern in game two (4/26) … two multi-hit and multi-RBI games in 2015.
2014 (Freshman Season): Lettered in his first season with the Buckeyes ... appeared in seven contests, including two Big Ten games at Purdue (4/27) and against Iowa (5/4).
Twinsburg H.S.: A three-year letterwinner at Twinsburg ... a two-time All-Northeastern Ohio Conference selection and honorable mention All-Ohio ... lettered three years in basketball and three years in football ... named second team All-Ohio as a junior on the gridiron and a three-time all-conference selection in basketball.
Personal: Jalen is the son of Edward and Barbara Washington ... has two brothers, Darius and Devonte.
Series Finale at Purdue Postponed
Ohio State Travels for Three at Purdue