Buckeyes downed USF, 3-2, plays Florida tomorrow
Piper, McCombs earn first team nods; Ray and Clark on second team
Lilli Piper and Shelby McCombs were first team selections
Ohio State scored all its runs over the first three innings
Ohio State closes its home slate with an 11-2 mark
• NFCA First Team All-Midwest Region (2016)
• NFCA Second Team All-Midwest Region (2017)
• First Team All-Big Ten (2017)
• Big Ten Player of the Week (April 3, 2017)
• espnW National Player of the Week (April 5, 2017)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2017)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete
AS A JUNIOR (2018)
• Crushed two grand slams this season against Northern Illinois (2/9)
and Texas (2/24).
• Hit a game-winning home run at Loyola Marymount (3/13).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2017)
• Started all 51 games that she played in.
• Hit .333 with 10 home runs, 45 RBI, 30 runs scored, nine doubles and a .583 slugging percentage.
• Two-run home run in Big Ten semifinal win vs. Michigan State.
• Had three hits - including a double - in the season-opening Aggie Classic at Texas A&M.
• Hit her first home run of the season at North Carolina as part of a .462 weekend that included five RBI.
• 12 multi hit and 10 multi RBI games.
• Two-run home run vs. Maryland (3/25).
• Big Ten and Fastpitch News.com Player of the Week after hitting .875 with 11 RBI, a .971 on-base percentage and 1.750 slugging percentage March 29-April 2.
• Reached base successfully is 10 straight plate appearances to finish the week.
• Hit .375 with runners in scoring position and produced 23 two-out RBI.
• Nine-game hitting streak between March 18 and April 8.
AS A FRESHMAN (2016)
• Hit .324 with 10 doubles, 27 RBI and 27 runs scored.
• Playing second base for the first time in her career, had a .989 fielding percentage with just two errors.
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week on March 14 after going three-for-four with two doubles and a RBI vs. Arizona State.
• Fourth on the team with 13 multi-hit games
• Had the first multi-home run game of her career vs. Rutgers (4/9), going two-for-four with a pair of two-run home runs
• Went four-for-four with a double and two runs scored vs. Wisconsin (4/3)
• In addition to playing second base, also started six games at catcher.
PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Three-time first team All-Ohio selection.
• MOAC Red Division Player of the Year (2015).
• Earned first team All-Metro honors from the Columbus Dispatch as a senior, hitting .651 with 57 runs scored, 32 RBI and a 1.378 slugging percentage.
• Led North Union to the Division III state semifinals in 2014 and 2015.
• Hit .638 with a 1.347 slugging percentage as a junior.
• Named the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
• Four-time first team All-MOAC selection.
• Second team All-Metro choice from the Columbus Dispatch in 2014.
• A member of Lasers Blue, the 2014 ASA/USA 16U National Champions.
• Also won a national title with Lasers Gold in 2010.
• Four-year varsity letterwinner in basketball who scored over 1,000 points in her career.
• Daughter of Willis and Natalie Clark.
• Has two siblings, a brother (Colton) and sister (Avery)
• Lists her greatest sports thrill as winning nationals in 2010 with Lasers Gold and in 2014 with Lasers Blue.
Lilli Piper: Make You Proud