Baseball Buckeyes set to play five games during spring break March 10-15 in Fla.
- OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017)
2017 (Freshman Season)
Has made 27 starts for the Buckeyes, 25 at second base and two at shortstop… 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.