April 16 - 22, 2013
Buckeyes improve to 25-13, 9-6 in Big Ten play
Teams will play the rubber game of the three-game set at 12:05 p.m. Sunday
Teams will play middle game at 3:05 p.m. tomorrow
Buckeyes are 23-12 on the season, 7-5 in Big Ten play
2012 (Junior): Started all 60 games at shortstop ... hit .274 with six doubles, four triples, 32 runs scored and 25 RBI ... finished second in the Big Ten with 31 stolen bases in 38 attempts ... tied for third in the Big Ten with four triples ... tallied a team-high 12-game hitting streak from 4/18-5/8 and reached base in 26-consecutive games from 4/8-5/18 ... walked three times, stole four bases and scored four runs at the Big Ten/Big East Challenge (2/17-19) ... tripled, scored a run and drove in a run against Georgia Tech (2/24-26) ... 4-for-13 with an RBI and two runs scored against Purdue (3/23-25) ... 3-for-10 with a triple, two RBI and one run scored at Illinois (4/20-22) ... 3-for-8 with three RBI four walks and a run scored at Penn State (4/27-29) ... 5-for-11 with a double against Northwestern (5/5-6) ... named to Big Ten All-Tournament team after going 6-for-14 with two triples, four RBI two runs scored and two walks.
Corona del Sol H.S./Marshall/Chandler-Gilbert CC: Played for Marshall University as a freshman, hitting leadoff for the Herd and finishing with a .293 overall average that jumped to .337 in conference play with seven doubles, four triples and 20 runs scored ... named to the Conference USA all-freshman team ... transferred to Chandler-Gilbert C.C., located in his hometown, following the 2010 season ... a 38th-round pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2009 MLB amateur draft, Pellant was a three-time all-city pick for Corona del Sol and first team all-state in 2009 when he, and Ohio State recruit Tyler Giannonatti, helped the Aztecs win the 5A state title ... finished with a .460 career batting average and surpassed the 100 hit, run and RBI plateaus ... also was an all-state pick in football and was his team's MVP as a senior
Personal: Kirby is the son of Gary and Julie Pellant ... has a sister, Elise, and brother, Butch ... his father is a scout for the Chicago White Sox and played baseball collegiately at Long Beach State.
Ohio State Edged by Kansas State, 3-2