Team will still play the final two games, Saturday in Chillicothe, and back home in Columbus Monday
Five Buckeyes named all-stars in respective leagues
Kirby Pellant goes 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored in the win
Josh Dezse goes 2-for-5 with an RBI in the loss
Buckeyes enter weekend with 21-16 overall record, 6-6 in Big Ten play
2016 (Fifth-Year Senior Season): Has made 37 appearances with 18 starts in 2016 … had a RBI walk in first appearance as a pinch hitter vs. Pitt (2/20) … posted back-to-back hits in starts vs. Seton Hall (3/4) and Illinois State (3/5) … doubled and scored one run vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/3) ... went 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI vs. Morehead State (4/12) … went 1-for-3 with a double and RBI vs. Cincinnati (4/19) … batted 1-for-4 with a double and run scored at Illinois (4/23) … was 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored on Senior Day vs. No. 19 Michigan (5/15) … hit a double in game two at No. 24 Minnesota (5/20) … batted .250 with two runs scored, one double, one RBI and two walks in five starts at Big Ten Tournament (5/25-29) … OSU Scholar-Athlete … received his undergraduate degree in logistics management.
2015 (Redshirt Junior Season): Appeared in 34 games with 24 starts at first base for the Buckeyes … batted .211 with nine runs scored, five doubles, eight RBI and 12 walks … walked twice in 4-3 win at UAB (3/1) … batted .571 (4-7) with two doubles and four RBI in two starts at WKU series (3/8-9) … collected a hit and walked twice in 4-3 win vs. Northern Kentucky (3/11) … tied career-high with two runs scored vs. Evansville (3/14) … went 6-for-11 (.545) with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored at Rutgers series (3/27-29) … went 1-for-1 with two walks, hit by pitch and two runs scored in win over Maryland (5/9) … Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2014 (Redshirt Sophomore Season): Batted .303 with four doubles, 12 RBI and 10 runs scored in 25 starts ... 4-for-7 with a run scored in Indiana series (3/28-30) ... go-ahead RBI single in the 13th inning of 9-3 win over UCF (2/21) ... posted a hit streak of eight-consecutive games (3/28-4/9) ... went 2-for-3 with season-best three RBI and a runs cored vs. Eastern Michigan (4/8) ... had eight multi-hit contests ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2013 (Sophomore Season): Redshirted his sophomore season.
2012 (Freshman Season ): Appeared in 39 contests, making three starts at third base ... went 5-for-25 on the season with a double, four RBI and two runs scored ... appeared in three games as a defensive replacement at the Big Ten/Big East Challenge (2/17-19) ... earned playing time at shortstop and third base in two games against Georgia Tech (2/24-26) ... went 1-for-5 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored at the Snowbird Classic (3/2-4) ... went 2-for-2 with an RBI against Nebraska (4/13-15).
Dublin Coffman H.S.: A two-year letterwinner at Coffman, Leffel was named first team Division I All-Central district and first team All-Ohio Capital Conference in 2011 ... batted .373 with a .510 on-base percentage and .693 slugging percentage as a senior ... hit four home runs and led the team in triples and RBI.
Personal: Ryan is the son of Mark and Cathy Leffel ... has a younger sister, Jillian.
Ohio State Edged by Kansas State, 3-2