Taylor Stevens drove in three runs on a double
The Buckeyes host the series finale tomorrow at noon
Ohio State swept Rutgers for the third straight year
Ohio State has won its last three games
Pitchers Shelby McCombs and Morgan Ray each had a career-high 12 strikeouts
• OSU Scholar-Athlete
AS A SOPHOMORE (2018)
• Connected on the first hit of her career at Loyola Marymount (3/13).
AS A FRESHMAN (2017)
• Started 10 of the 21 games that she’s played in, all at second base or shortstop.
• Had a .970 fielding percentage with 19 putouts, 13 assists and just one error.
• Scored two runs.
PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Selected to the PGF Central All-America Team.
• Girls Catholic League Player of the Year and team captain.
• Illinois Coaches Association second team all-state (2015).
• Three-time all-conference selection.
• Also a three-time academic all-conference honoree.
• Played club ball for the Beverly Bandits.
• The Bandits placed second at PGF Nationals in 2014 and seventh in 2015.
• Lists her greatest sports thrill as beating rival Sandburg in the 2015 sectional semifinals with a three-run rally in the seventh inning.
• Daughter of Bob and Nancy Balich.
• Has an uncle, Jim Balich, who played football at Washington State.
• Brother, Paul, wrestles at Milwaukee School of Engineering and cousin, Tom Zale, plays football at Illinois Wesleyan.
• Also played basketball at Mother McAuley.
• Vice president of the student council.
• Member of the National Honor Society.
• Would like to be an engineer following graduation.
Lilli Piper: Make You Proud