Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
March 12 - 18, 2013
Buckeyes open Big Ten play Friday at Purdue
Teams will play the rubber game of the three-game set at 1:05 p.m. Sunday
Jaron Long allows one earned run over seven innings to move to 3-1 on the season
2016 (Senior Season): Big Ten All-Tournament Team … has appeared in 59 games, including 58 starts at shortstop … batting .259 (56-for-216) with 36 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, five home runs, 30 RBI and 18-for-19 in stolen bases … went 2-for-6 with a RBI and run scored vs. Pitt (2/20) … had two RBI and run scored vs. Seton Hall (3/4) … belted first career home run in the bottom of the seventh to help Ohio State to a win over Xavier (3/22) … went 2-for-5 with a home run vs. Toledo (3/30) … recorded a career-high six RBI after a 3-for-4 performance with a home run, triple and stolen base vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/2) ... had a career-high 11-game reached base streak from 3/26-4/13 … picked up a RBI in a 1-for-4 performance vs. Cincinnati (4/19) … went 2-for-4 with a double and walk and two runs scored in game two at Illinois (4/23) … knocked third home run of the year in series finale at Illinois (4/24) … belted fourth dinger of the year in series finale at Purdue (5/1) … hit .444 (4-for-9) with three runs scored, double, two walks and three RBI in series vs. UAB (5/3-4) … batted . 364 (4-for-11) with two runs scored, triple, RBI and walk in series vs. Iowa (5/6-8) … went 2-for-4 with a run scored, RBI and walk in ranked win over FAU (5/11) … batted .333 (4-for-12) with two runs scored, one home run, three RBI, one walk and two stolen bases at No. 24 Minnesota series (5/19-5/21) … made the game-winning play in the bottom of the 10th on a deflected ground ball up the middle to seal the win at No. 24 Minnesota (5/21) … tied the tournament record, going 6-for-6 in stolen bases and also tied the tournament single-game record with three swipes vs. Michigan (5/28) … batted .296 (8-for-27) with eight runs scored, one RBI and three walks in six starts at tournament (5/25/-29) … has scored 10 runs in the last 10 games … 15 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI performances in 2016.
2015 (Junior Season): Appeared in 55 games at shortstop for the Buckeyes … batted .265 with 23 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples and 29 RBI … .545 with a double, two RBI and a run scored at Snowbird Classic (2/13-15) … posted the go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the eighth in comeback win vs. Saint Louis (2/14) … collected a career-high 4-for-4 performance vs. Pitt (2/15) … batted .500 (4-for-8) with three runs and two RBI at WKU series (3/8-9) … had a batting average of .556 (5-for-9) with a double, five runs scored and a walk in series vs. Evansville (3/14-15) … had a career-high nine-game hit streak (3/1-18) and reached base streak (2/28-3/18) … went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs at Rutgers (3/27) … drove in two runs and scored once with a double and a stolen base in game one of a doubleheader at Northwestern (4/26) … batted .364 (4-for-11) with a run scored, double and one RBI in series at IU (5/4-15) … 13 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests in 2015.
2014 (Sophomore Season): Batted .231 with 18 runs scored, 10 RBI, three doubles and three stolen bases ... started in 38 games at shortstop ... collected seven multi-hit games ... went 4-for-10 with a double and two RBI in Iowa series (5/3-5) ... 3-for-5 with five walks, three runs scored and an RBI in Siena series (5/14-15).
2013 (Freshman Season): Hit .125 with a double, four RBI and three runs scored ... appeared in 23 games and made 13 starts, 11 at shortstop and two at third base ... 2-for-6 with a double, two RBI, a walk and a run scored at Snowbird Classic (2/22-24) ... 3-for-8 with two runs scored and an RBI against Bryant (3/15-17) ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Wrightstown H.S.: A four-year starter at Wrightstown ... first team All-Olympian Conference all four seasons and Olympian Conference Player of the Year as a junior and a senior ... second team all-state as a junior and a senior ... hit .420 with nine doubles, three triples, two home runs, 31 runs scored and 15 RBI as a senior ... also lettered in basketball and football.
Personal: Craig is the son of Dave and Donna Nennig ... has a brother, David, and two sisters, Amanda and Danielle.
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