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Lilli Piper
Lilli  Piper

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Norton, Ohio

High School:
Walsh Jesuit

Last College:
Akron

Height:
5-10

Position:
INF

04/20/2018

Buckeyes Beat Spartans in Five, 10-2

Becca Gavin and Niki Carver were both 2-for-2 with a walk

04/09/2018

Piper Receives Third B1G Player of the Week Honor

Led the Buckeyes to a 3-0 weekend at Rutgers

04/08/2018

Five Home Runs Powers 10-3 Triumph at Rutgers

Ohio State swept Rutgers for the third straight year

04/07/2018

Buckeyes Top Scarlet Knights, 6-2

Ohio State picked up its ninth straight win over Rutgers

04/06/2018

Offense Erupts in 12-3 Win at Rutgers

Ohio State tied its season high with 13 hits

CAREER HONORS
• NFCA Third Team All-American (2017)
• Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten (2017)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2017)
• NFCA First Team All-Region (2017)
• CollegeSportsMadness.com Third Team All-American (2017)
• FastPitchNews.com Second Team All-American (2017)
• Big Ten Player of the Week (March 27, 2017)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete

AS A JUNIOR (2018)
• Big Ten Player of the Week twice (2/26, 3/19).
• Had a single-game career-high four hits vs. Grand Canyon (3/16).
• Hit a walk-off single against Boston University (2/11).
• Connected on a walk-off two-run homer against Wichita
State (2/23).
• Had two home runs vs. San Jose State (3/10).
• Was 9-for-9 with five runs, five RBI, two doubles and a home
run through three games (3/14-3/16).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017)
• Led the Buckeyes in nearly every offensive category, including average (.421), home runs (18), RBI (53), hits (75), slugging percentage (.787) and on-base percentage (.436).
• Third overall in the Big Ten in batting, fourth in slugging, second in hits, fifth in RBI and second in home runs.
• In Big Ten play, upped her average to .430 with a league-leading 10 home runs, 22 RBI, 24 runs scored and .861 slugging percentage.
• Went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI vs. No. 21 California (2/26).
• Career-high six RBI vs. Central Florida (3/10/17).
• Drove in the game-winning run with a triple vs. Missouri (3/17).
• Big Ten Player of the Week after hitting .727 with eight RBI, two home runs and a 1.364 slugging percentage vs. Maryland.
• Led the Big Ten in batting (14-for-20, .700) and slugging percentage (1.400) through six games.
• Ended Michigan’s 45-scoreless inning streak with a solo home run last Saturday (4/8).
• Two-run home run as part of 3-for-3 game at Pitt.
• 3-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs in series finale at Michigan State.
• Go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning of a 3-2 series-clinching victory at No. 22 Illinois (5/7).
• Game-tying home run in opening game of NCAA Tournament (5/19).
• 24 multi-hit and 15 multi-RBI games.

AT AKRON (2016)
• Played in 20 games for the Zips, batting .313 (15-for-48) with a home run, two doubles, six RBI and 10 runs scored.
• Went two-for-three with two doubles vs. eventual MAC champion Miami (3/29).
• Also played on Akron’s basketball team.
• Appeared in 29 games, highlighted by a 24-point, nine-rebound effort vs. Buffalo in the MAC semifinals … scored 18 points vs. Bucknell in the WNIT.

AT WALSH JESUIT
• 2014 Cleveland.com Softball Player of the Year after hitting .615 with 64 hits, 42 RBI and 14 home runs.
• Collected 205 hits in her career.
• Posted a career-best 18 walks as a senior.
• On the basketball court, was honorable mention All-Ohio in 2013-14, posting averages of 14.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

PERSONAL
• Daughter of Gary and Ronda Piper.
• Her aunt, Kay Piper, was a two-sport athlete (softball and volleyball) at Akron from 1982-85.

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