Trio had a 3.7 or better GPA during the 2014-15 academic year
Buckeyes rout Terps in game one, come from behind in game two
Saibene collects two hits, two RBI
Buckeyes hit the road for first time in conference play
2015 (Senior Season): Ohio State’s leader in wins (14), innings pitched (144.0), appearances (36) … and ERA (4.23) … pitched a complete-game shutout, scattering four hits with a season-high seven strikeouts in a 7-0 victory against Indiana (5/1) … also tossed a complete-game shutout against Samford (2/28) … went six scoreless innings against Nebraska, one of the top offenses in the Big Ten, to lead the Buckeyes to a 5-4 victory (4/5) … ranked 14th in the Big Ten in ERA, 12th in opponent batting average (.281), 14th in strikeouts and 11th in wins … .970 fielding percentage, one of the top marks amongst pitchers … OSU Scholar-Athlete and winner of the team’s Scholar-Athlete award … in the career record books, finished ranked seventh in wins (40), seventh in strikeouts (274) and 10th in innings pitched (416.1).
2014 (Junior Season): Emerged as the Buckeyes' ace ... led the team in wins (17), complete games (12), shutouts (3), strikeouts (93) and innings pitched (162.1) ... selected as the Buckeyes' Pitcher of the Year ... finished with a 3.02 ERA ... opponents hit .248, good for 11th in the Big Ten ... went 9-6 in Big Ten contests ... against Ohio and Purdue (4/9-4/13), pitching 25.2 innings and gave up just six earned runs with three complete games and two shutouts ... went 19.2 scoreless innings from March 12-16 ... one of the best fielding pitchers in the conference with 67 assists and a .958 fielding percentage ... gave up just two hits a complete-game victory over Pittsburgh (4/30) ... went 7.2 innings in relief against Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals while giving up just three earned runs in a 7-5 victory ... went 8-3 with three complete games over the final 15 games of the season ... Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar Athlete.
2013 (Sophomore Season): Appeared in 26 games with 15 starts ... finished 8-6 with a 3.21 earned-run average ... struck out 74 batters ... finished second on the team in wins and innings pitched and third in opposing batting average (.272) and earned run average ... pitched 8.2 innings and gave up just four hits and one earned run against Purdue (March 31) ... stuck out a season-high 15 batters against Radford (March 9) ... fanned nine in a 9-0 win against Pittsburgh (March 15) ... pitched two scoreless innings against Indiana (March 22) to earn the save ... NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete selection.
2012 (Freshman Season): Had 13 appearances with a combined ERA of 3.10, second-lowest on the team... allowed third-lowest 33 hits ... allowed third-lowest 19 runs ... allowed seven doubles, no triples, and two homeruns ... averaged 5.01 strikeouts per game ... pitched an average of 2.26 innings per game ... pitched a career high five innings vs. Michigan (April 7) and faced 29 batters... had a career-high four strikeouts three times, vs. Michigan (April 06), vs. Michigan (April 07), and vs. Belmont (March 17) ... was selected as an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Two-year team captain for Coach Jim Zoltowski at Sylvania Southview High ... first team all-state, all-Northern Lakes League, all-district ... helped Sylvania Southview advance to the regional finals her senior season ... twice team MVP ...honorable mention all-conference in basketball ... also a pitcher and first baseman for the Buckeye Heat travel team.
Personal: Majoring in biology with plans to attend medical school after graduation ... student government president and National Honor Society treasurer ... graduated fifth in her class ... active as a student mentor ... daughter of Michael O'Reilly ... has one sibling, Cameron ... dad played baseball at Toledo and in the New York Yankees farm system ... enjoys watching movies and the Yankees.
Buckeye Spotlight - Anna Kirk