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Zach Ratcliff
Zach  Ratcliff

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Blacklick, Ohio

High School:
Columbus Academy

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 230

Position:
1B

04/11/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

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 Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

04/04/2013

Ohio State Travels to Minneapolis to Face Minnesota at Siebert Field

Buckeyes are 18-8 on the season, 4-2 in Big Ten play

Career Honors
  • Sunshine State Series Classic All-Tournament Team (2017)

2017 (Fifth-Year Senior Season)
Has made 24 starts as the Buckeyes’ designated hitter and 11 at first base … named to Sunshine State Classic Series All-Tournament team after batting .438 (7-for-16) with five runs scored, one double, two home runs, six RBI and .875 slugging percentage (2/17-19) … had a career day vs. Delaware, going 4-for-4 with a career-high four hits, four runs scored, two home runs and six RBI (2/18) … batted .286 with two runs scored an double at B1G/Pac-12 Challenge (2/23-2/26) … recorded his second multi-home run game of the season in win at Campbell in game two and went on to score another run in the final game to post a team-best three runs scored in the series (3/4-3/5)…scored three runs in a 1-for-4 performance in game two against Minnesota (3/25)… Went 1-for-3 picking up one RBI and scoring two runs vs. Purdue (3/31) … hit first career grand slam to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth with also two runs scored and walk in win over Kent State (4/6). 

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.

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