Baseball Buckeyes set to play five games during spring break March 10-15 in Fla.
- Two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017-18)
2018 (Sophomore Season)
Hitting .243 (27-for-111) with 17 runs scored, six doubles, one home run, 21 RBI and 22 walks in 39 games with 33 starts … recorded a multi-hit game in first start of year against Eastern Michigan (3/4) … batted .333 (4-for-12) with two runs scored, one double and two walks over six-game road trip during spring break (3/9-14) … batted .300 (3-for-10) with two doubles, three RBI and three walks in series at Penn State (4/13-14) … scored two runs with two RBI and two walks at Ball State (5/2) … led the team at the plate with a .500 average (5-for-1) with two runs scored, double, five RBI and two walks in series at Illinois (5/4-6) … batted .400 (4-for-10) with five runs scored, one double, one home run and six RBI in series vs. Purdue (5/11-13) … had a career day at the plate in the series finale vs. the Boilermakers, scoring four runs with first career grand slam and career-high five RBI as well as one double and one walk (5/13).
2017 (Freshman Season)
Made 30 starts for the Buckeyes, 27 at second base and three at shortstop … batted .213 with 11 runs scored, three doubles, one triple, one home run and six RBI ... 2-for-3 in stolen bases ... made his collegiate debut in game vs. Pittsburgh at shortstop (2/18) … registered his first career hit at No. 24 FGCU (3/11) … started for the first time at Xavier in game one (3/19) … tallied his first career multi-hit game, chalking up his first career double and triple with a season-high four runs scored in win over Youngstown State (3/21) … hit his first career home run in a 1-for-2 performance in game one against Minnesota (3/25) … went 2-for-3 with a double and run scored in series finale vs. Nebraska (4/30) … had a pinch-hit single vs. No. 4 Texas Tech (5/3) … drove in three runs with a double at Iowa (5/13) … 1-for-3 with a run scored vs. Toledo (5/16).
First team all-central district … first team Ohio Capital Conference … Columbus Dispatch all-metro team … scholar-athlete … team captain under coach Jeff Keifer … ranked No. 1 shortstop in Ohio by Prep Baseball Report …. Batted .400 with 43 runs scored, 39 hits, 14 doubles, one home run, 17 RBI, 21 walks and 16 stolen bases and .516 on-base percentage with .571 slugging percentage.
Personal: Son of Donald and Caren West ... has been teammates with current freshman Gavin Lyon since age 8 … finance major … would like to attend graduate school and getting a job in his field of studies after graduation … enjoys watching or playing sports and spending time with friends and family … lists greatest sports thrill as winning first regional championship during junior year … father played baseball and was captain at Ohio Dominican.
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