Buckeyes are 18-8 on the season, 4-2 in Big Ten play
Troy Kuhn goes 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored
Tito Nava earns win with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief for Gray
Team will still play the final two games, Saturday in Chillicothe, and back home in Columbus Monday
Scarlet starter Jacob Post cruised through five scoreless frames, allowing a pair of hits while striking out three to earn the victory
2016 (Senior Season): Has made 16 appearances with 11 starts, including six at first base … went 1-for-3 with a double run scored in opener vs. Toledo (2/19) … tied his career-high with a 3-for-4 performance with two runs scored and RBI vs. Seton Hall (3/4) ... notched a double at UNLV (3/11) … went 2-for-2 with a double and one RBI vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/2) currently on an 11-game reached base streak.
2015 (Junior Season): Made 15 starts in 22 appearances on the season for the Scarlet and Gray … batted .286 with seven runs scored, six doubles, one home run and five walks in 15 starts … collected a career-high two doubles in comeback win vs. Saint Louis (2/14) … went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored, and RBI vs. Akron (3/25) … hit his first home run of the season at Northwestern (G2, 4/26) … drove in a run in wins over Maryland (5/9) and Youngstown State (5/12) … knocked two doubles in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament vs. Iowa (5/20) … notched a home run vs. Indiana in Big Ten Tournament (5/21).
2014 (Sophomore Season): Batted .232 with two doubles, two home runs, 15 RBI and 11 runs scored in 25 starts ... went 4-for-12 with an RBI and a run scored at Keith LeClair Classic (2/28-3/1) ... 4-for-8 with a double and three runs scored in Siena series (3/14-15) ... had three hits in three-consecutive games vs. Siena and Xavier (3/14-19) ... posted a career-high five RBI vs. Ohio, going 3-for-4 with a home run (4/1) ... seven multi-hit games ... participated in the 2014 College Baseball Home Run Derby in Omaha.
2013 (Freshman Season): Batted .323 with a double, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored ... appeared in 15 games, making seven starts as a designated hitter ... 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, an RBI and a run scored against Penn State (4/26-27) ... 3-for-7 with an RBI in Indiana series (5/16-18).
Columbus Academy: A four-year starter at Columbus Academy ... named All-Ohio as a senior ... three-time All-Mid State League ... batted .430 with six home runs as a senior ... 2011 Perfect Game All-American team and the Buckeye Scout All-Ohio team ... a four-year letterwinner in basketball and three-year letterwinner in football.
Personal: Zach is the son of Kelly and Susie Ratcliff ... has an older sister, Kelsi.
Series Finale at Purdue Postponed
Ohio State Travels for Three at Purdue