Buckeyes hit the road for first time in conference play
Buckeyes close the season with 10 wins in their final 12 games
Ohio State to face third-seeded Minnesota tomorrow at 2:30 CST
Buckeyes will face second-seeded Nebraska tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. CST
Ohio State enters the tournament winners of eight of its last nine
2014 (Senior Season):Played in 31 games with 21 starts ... missed a majority of the season due to injury ... hit .273 with three home runs, 13 RBI and three doubles ... in 15 Big Ten games, hit .423 with a .731 slugging percentage ... batted .364 over the final 15 games of the season ... hit a three-run home run the top of the seventh to give the Buckeyes a 7-3 lead over No. 25 Northwestern (4/27) ... connected on a three-run home run in the third inning, giving OSU a 4-2 lead over second-seeded Nebraska in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament, a game the Buckeyes went on to win, 7-5 (5/9) ... In a 3-1 week vs. Pittsburgh and Iowa (4/30-5/4), hit .538 (7-of-15) with a .538 slugging percentage and .571 on base percentage ... notched a pinch-hit home run vs. Purdue (4/13) ... two doubles in a 6-4 victory over Northern Illinois (2/8).
2013 (Junior Season):Started 51 of the 54 games she played in ... hit .298 with 48 hits, 19 runs scored, 13 double and a team-high nine home runs ... had a .559 slugging percentage, highest on the team ... hit .302 with runners in scoring position (19-of-63) ... registered 13 multiple hit and 10 multiple RBI games ... had a nine-game hitting streak between March 14 and March 23 ... went 2-for-3 with five RBI against Michigan on April 7.
2012 (Sophomore Season):Played in 17 games, starting in six ... posted a .185 batting average with 16 hits in 91 at-bats ... slugged an average of .370 ... had three RBI, one triple and one home run ... posted a career-high two hits in vs. North Florida (Feb 11), while also posting a career-high four total bases in the same game.
2011 (Freshman Season): Appeared in 27 games, starting in 20 of those during her freshman season ... posted a .172 batting average with 11 hits in 64 at bats ... had four RBI, two doubles and two runs ... third on the team with five multiple RBI games.
Prior to Ohio State: Played four years of varsity softball at Clovis West High School ... MVP of high school team junior and senior year ... first team All-Conference junior and senior year ... first team All-League junior and senior year ... All-State selection during her senior year ... captain senior year ...holds team single-season hits and RBI records, both set as a freshman.
Personal: Daughter of Gerry and Sherri Gresham ... has three sisters Lexi (24), Lauryn (22) and Kim (20) ... wants to become an accountant and start her own firm after graduating college ... uncle, Danny Slevin, played football at University of California ... sister, Lexi, played softball at University of Central Florida ... lists hitting a game-winning home run against undefeated rival team as her greatest sports thrill.
Buckeye Spotlight - Shelby Hursh