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Seth Kinker
Seth  Kinker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Huntington, W.Va.

High School:
Cabell-Midland

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
RHP

07/02/2017

Humphrey Highlights | Seth Kinker

Kinker is interning with the OSU Golf Club

03/14/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

03/09/2017

Ohio State Heads to Florida for Spring Break

Baseball Buckeyes set to play five games during spring break March 10-15 in Fla.

03/06/2017

Ohio State Athletics Announces 2017 Huntington Bucks Go Pro Class

Forty-three student-athletes will be interning this summer

03/06/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

Career Honors

  • 2018 Senior CLASS Award Finalist
  • 2018 Big Ten Players to Watch List 
  • 2017 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Preseason Watch List
  • Big Ten Players to Watch List (2017)
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2016-17)
  • Bucks Go Pro Intern - Golf Course (2017)
  • Two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017-18)

2018 (Senior Season)
6-1 with a 1.62 ERA with 52 strikeouts to four walks in 55.2 innings in 26 appearances out of the bullpen … leading the Big Ten in ERA (1.62) … second in the Big Ten in saves in league games (9) … Senior CLASS Award Finalist … picked up the win in the 2018 opener, allowing one unearned run on two hits vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2/16) … claimed first save of the year, striking out the side vs. Canisius (2/16) … received the loss vs. No. 2 Oregon State, allowing six runs, all unearned, with two strikeouts and one walk in 1.2 innings pitched … had a save in the win over Nicholls State (3/2) … recorded third save of year against No. 15 Southern Miss, throwing two scoreless innings with three strikeouts and one walk … got the save with 1.2 scoreless innings of relief work vs. High Point (3/9) … picked up the win in three innings of relief work with two strikeouts, four hits and two runs at No. 21 Coastal Carolina (3/11) … claimed the win in the home opener vs. CSUN, throwing 4.2 scoreless innings of relief on three hits and a career-high seven strikeouts (3/16) … earned fourth win of year, throwing four innings on two runs, one earned with five strikeouts and no walks vs. Georgetown (3/25) … earned two saves over the weekend in series vs. Nebraska, tossing a combined 3.2 innings on two runs, four hits, five strikeouts and no walks (3/30-4/1) … fanned four, scattering two hits, in 2.2 innings of relief in two appearances at Iowa (4/7-8) … threw a three-inning save in the series opener at Penn State, putting three scoreless innings on the board on three hits with two strikeouts (4/13) … had a win and a save in series over No. 8 Indiana, tossing a combined 7.1 scoreless innings of relief with four strikeouts (4/21-22) … claimed the win over No. 21 Minnesota in the series finale, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings on one hit with one strikeout (4/29) … claimed two saves, throwing a combined six innings on two hits, two runs and two strikeouts in series at Illinois (5/4-6) … tied the program record for career appearances with his 102nd game against Campbell (5/8) … claimed two three-inning saves in series vs. Purdue with five strikeouts and allowed one unearned (5/11-13) … OSU record holder for career appearances (105). 

2017 (Junior Season)
3-1 with a 2.95 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 58.0 innings pitched in 24 appearances with three starts and a team-high seven saves … 1-1 with a 3.13 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 31.2 innings of work in conference games … Big Ten Players to Watch ListNCBWA Stopper of The Year Preseason Watch List … received the save in three innings of work with two strikeouts in opening day win over Kansas State (2/17) … fanned one hitter in one inning of work vs. Kansas State (2/19) … picked up second save of the season in win over No. 5 Oregon State, allowing one run on two hits with a strikeout and walk in three innings of work (2/24) … picked up first win of the season, throwing two innings at Campbell, allowing three hits and one run (3/5) … threw a season-four strikeouts in three relief innings at No. 24 FGCU (3/11) … pitched a scoreless inning in win at No. 24 FGCU (3/12) … fanned three hitters in three innings of relief work in home opener vs. Xavier (3/18) … struck out three batters in one inning vs. Youngstown State (3/21) … collected his third save of the season, throwing one scoreless inning against Ohio (3/28) … struck out five batters in three scoreless innings of relief work vs. Purdue (4/2) … claimed four save of the year in one scoreless inning of relief work with a strikeout and walk in game one at Penn State (4/9) … hurled a career-high six innings with a career-high five strikeouts, scattering seven hits on one run with no walks to improve to 2-0 on the year vs. UNCG (4/23) … worked 5.1 innings of relief in two appearances with seven strikeouts and allowed one run in series vs. Nebraska (4/28-30) … tied his career-best in strikeouts with five in 4.1 innings in series finale vs. Nebraska (4/30) … made his first career start at No. 17 Michigan, throwing 6.0 innings on two runs, four hits with three strikeouts and two walks to claim first win as a Buckeye starter (5/7) … fanned three in 2.1 innings of relief work at Iowa (5/13) … started the next day in series finale at Iowa, throwing two innings on two hits, two runs with a strikeout and walk in a no decision (5/14) … claimed the save with one strikeout in series opener vs. Indiana (5/18) … tossed a career-high 6.2 innings with three strikeouts in loss vs. Indiana (5/20).

2016 (Sophomore Season)

6-1 with a 1.65 ERA in 54.2 innings with a B1G-best 38 appearances … struck out 45 to 10 walks for a 4.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio … had a career-high four strikeouts in opening appearance of the year vs. Niagara (2/20) .. fanned two batters in two innings of relief work at UNLV (3/15) to claim first win of the year … picked up second win of the season after a scoreless frame vs. Hofstra (3/19) … threw three innings on three hits and one earned run with a season-high five strikeouts vs. Northwestern (3/27) ... threw 2.2 innings on two hits and one strikeout vs. Morehead State (4/12) … threw two scoreless innings on a hit and three punch outs vs. Rutgers (4/17) … pitched 0.2 innings with one walk vs. Cincinnati (4/19) … claimed the win in series finale at Purdue, throwing 1.2 innings with one strikeout (5/1) … fanned three in 2.0 innings vs. UAB (5/4) … had one strikeout on four hits in 1.2 scoreless innings to earn fifth win of the year vs. Iowa (5/8) … struck out one on two hits in 1.1 shutout frames in ranked win over No. 16 FAU (5/11) … struck out one batter on two hits with no runs in 2.0 innings of work in No. 19 Michigan series (5/14-15) … pitched one shutout inning with a strikeout on one hit vs. Eastern Michigan (5/17) … threw a combined 2.2 innings in two appearances on no runs, one hit and one strikeout in series at No. 24 Minnesota (5/19-5/21) … run of 20.1 consecutive innings snapped in B1G tournament game vs. in walk-off loss vs. Iowa (5/27) … bounced back with 2.0 scoreless innings with two punch outs to earn sixth win of season in elimination game vs. Michigan State (5/28) … tied his season-high 3.2 innings of work allowing no runs or walks with two strikeouts in elimination game vs. Michigan State (5/29) … pitched a scoreless inning on one hit and one strikeout in championship game vs. Iowa (5/29) … fanned seven batters with no walks in 8.0 innings out of the bullpen at Big Ten Tournament (5/25-29) … broke the tournament record with five appearances in Omaha … fanned three with three shutout innings in NCAA Regional opener vs. Wright State (6/3) … tossed 3.2 scoreless frames in second appearance in NCAA Regional game vs. Wright State (6/5) … second on the OSU single-season appearances list (38) … Academic All-Big Ten.


2015 (Freshman Season)
0-1 with a 2.82 ERA in 22.1 innings of work as a true freshman in 17 appearances … struck out 19 batters, while walking just three and limiting opponents to a .179 batting average … fanned three batters vs. Evansville (3/15) … struck out three in 1.2 innings vs. Penn State (4/6) … posted 2.2 innings of shutout work in Illinois series (5/2-3) … struck out the side in one frame at Miami (5/5) … tossed two scoreless frames at Indiana in game two (5/15).

Cabell Midland H.S.
Four-year letterwinner … 2014 West Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year … 2014 West Virginia Sports Writers Player of the Year … two-time first team All-State selection (2013-14) … two-time Mountain State Athletic Conference honoree (2013-2014) … captain his senior year, going 10-3 with a 0.33 ERA and 124 strikeouts,  while also batting .375 with five home runs and 28 RBI in 2014 … went 9-4 with a 2.10 ERA and 70 strikeouts as a junior, hitting .490 with two home runs and 35 RBI … was 8-0 with five saves and 35 strikeouts as a sophomore …  also was a three-time all-state selection in golf, being named MSAC Player of the Year his senior season.

Personal: Seth is the son of Sam and Anna Kinker … has three older siblings, Leah, Hannah and Nathan.

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