Baseball Buckeyes set to play five games during spring break March 10-15 in Fla.
- OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017)
2018 (Redshirt Junior Season)
0-0 with a 9.37 ERA in 18 appearances out of the bullpen … pitched a bagel in one of inning of work vs. Wisconsin Milwaukee (2/18) … tossed a scoreless inning vs. Utah (2/22) … fanned two hitters vs. Utah (2/24) … had a scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout at UNCW (3/14) … struck out two in one scoreless inning vs. Toledo (3/28) … threw 2.1 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts and one walk vs. Ohio (4/10) … recorded two outs on three pitches in 0.2 innings of relief in series opener at Penn State (4/13) … pitched 0.2 scoreless innings of relief with one strikeout and one walk (4/22).
2017 (Redshirt Sophomore Season)
0-0 with a 2.25 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched and one save … made his Buckeye debut in the series opener at Penn State, tossing a scoreless inning of relief (4/8) … fanned one in a scoreless inning of relief work vs. Cincinnati (4/11) … struck out a pair in 0.2 innings at MSU (4/15) … fanned two hitters in a scoreless inning of relief work vs. Northern Kentucky (4/19) … worked two scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts vs. Bowing Green (5/9) … tossed 1.2 scoreless innings with one strikeout to claim first save vs. Toledo (5/16) … pitched 0.2 scoreless innings vs. Indiana (5/20).
1-2 with a 3.25 ERA and three saves with 25 strikeouts in 27.2 innings in 21 appearances.
2015 (Freshman Season - Xavier)
Redshirted for the Musketeers.
Glen Lake H.S.
Lettered in football, skiing and baseball... started varsity baseball all four years... as a senior, owned a 0.66 ERA with a 12-2 record and struck out 176 batters...set Glen Lake records for wins (35) and strikeouts (401)... threw four no-hitters and had four 18-strikeout games as a senior... put together a high school record of 35-13-1 on the mound... named First team All-State in 2014... Team MVP and "Cy Young" award-winner from 2012-2014... helped team to overall records of 26-12 in 2012, 28-8 in 2013 and 32-3-1 in 2014... led high school to back-to-back Division 4 state semifinal appearances... played club baseball for Grand Rapids Elite A's, which had eight players recruited to play Division I baseball... started two years of varsity football... varsity skier for three years, helping team to a conference, regional and state championship... won state in downhill skiing as a sophomore.
Thomas is the son of Dawn and Mike Waning ... majoring in aviation management … mother and father both ran track at Ferris State ... grandfather played basketball at Marion University … cousin plays basketball at the University of Indianapolis … was a part of high school's robotics team... earned Army National Scholar-Athlete Award... Welch & John Schlosher Scholarship recipient … enjoys fishing, hunting and hiking … would like to attend flight school and become a pilot … lists greatest sports thrill as back-to-back semifinal appearances in baseball in 2013 and 2014.