Vote Seth Kinker! Senior CLASS Award Finalist

May 14, 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Seth Kinker, a senior right-handed reliever on the Ohio State baseball team, is one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award. Kinker, who has made a program-record 104 career appearances and leads the Big Ten in ERA at 1.15, is majoring in sport industry. He is from Huntington, W. Va., and Cabell-Midland High School.

"Truly blessed to be able to represent The Ohio State University for the Senior CLASS Award as a finalist," Kinker said. "Baseball has brought me meaningful opportunities in my life, but with the resources Ohio State has offered on and off the field, it's an honor to be able to be a finalist for this award."

Fans can vote for Seth Kinker on the award's official website at www.seniorclassaward.com. Voting is open to the public through May 28. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner. This year's Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2018 College World Series® in June.

Kinker is the ultimate competitor. See below for some nuggets on the Buckeye senior and watch the video above featuring No. 17.

  • The Buckeyes are 22-3 when Seth Kinker pitches in a game in 2018
  • 6-1 with 13 saves in 2018
  • B1G leader in ERA (1.15), fourth nationally
  • B1G leader in strikeout-to-walk ratio (12.50), third nationally
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete
  • Broke the school record for career appearances last Friday night with his 103rd game in three-inning save vs. Purdue
  • Fourth all-time in career saves (22)
  • Second all-time in career ERA (2.04) only behind Buckeye legend Steve Arlin 
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