Buckeyes downed USF, 3-2, plays Florida tomorrow
Taylor Stevens drove in three runs on a double
Ohio State scored all its runs over the first three innings
The senior starter gives an inside look at a gameday through her eyes
Ohio State has won its last six games
• Second Team All-Big Ten (2016, 2017)
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 24, 2015)
AS A SENIOR (2018)
• Senior CLASS Award candidate.
• Had two runs and three hits in three at-bats vs. Grand Canyon
• Went 2-for-3 against No. 5 Oklahoma (3/18).
AS A JUNIOR (2017)
• Played in 52 games, starting 50, and hit .281 with 42 RBI, six doubles, 10 home runs and 30 runs scored.
• Stole a team-high 14 bases.
• 34 of her 42 RBI game in Big Ten play.
• Batted .324 with a .703 slugging percentage in 23 Big Ten games.
• First home run of the season came in ACC/Big Ten Challenge vs. North Carolina (2/18).
• Went 2-for-3 with two home runs in a 3-1 win over St. John’s (2/25).
• Hit .455 with a team-high 10 RBI in three-game sweep of Maryland. Hit a three-run HR and grand slam.
• Hit her first triple of the season vs. Wright State (3/29).
• Two home runs in series vs. Rutgers.
• Two-run home run in game two of doubleheader against Michigan (4/8).
• Three-run triple in 6-0 win over Iowa (4/29).
• Hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs in a 7-4 series-opening win at No. 22 Illinois (5/5).
• Had two inning-ending outfield assists in 3-2 Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win over Wisconsin (5/11).
• Bucks Go Pro intern who worked with marketing/fan experience.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2016)
• Started all 55 games and hit .307 with 37 runs scored, 32 RBI and a team-high 15 stolen bases
• Made SportsCenter’s Top Plays with a diving catch in shallow center field vs. Michigan (4/17)
• Also had an inside the park home run vs. the Wolverines
• Drove in a season-high three runs vs. Marist (5/21, NCAA Tournament), Virginia Tech (2/26), Maryland (3/27), Rutgers (4/8) and Ohio (4/19)
• Had a home run and a triple vs. the Bobcats in the second game of a doubleheader
• Hit .342 in 23 Big Ten games and had a .972 fielding percentage
• 13 multi-hit and 11 multi RBI games
• Had 14 two-out RBI, second highest on the team.
AS A FRESHMAN (2015)
• Chosen as the team's Rookie of the Year.
• Started 37 games and hit .341 with 22 runs, 19 RBI, nine doubles and three home runs
• Played both left field and catcher.
• Named the Big Ten's Freshman of the Week after batting .583 with two multi-hit games at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.
• Went 3-for-3 with a go-ahead triple, home run, three RBI and four runs scored in a 10-8 come-from-behind victory over UNLV.
• Hit safely in each of the first 12 games of the season.
• Went 3-for-3 with a double and run scored in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win over Indiana (5/7).
• Stole eight bases, second most on the team.
PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Won the 2014 Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championship as a member of the Corona Angels
• In 25 games as a senior, hit .710 with 34 runs scored, 17 RBI, 14 doubles and nine home runs
• Earned first team All-California honors from Cal Hi-Sports
• Stole 37 bases in 38 attempts
• .779 on base percentage, 1.346 slugging percentage and 2.126 OPS
• Had at least one hit in 23 of 25 games and stole at least one base in all but one game
• Four-time team Most Valuable Player, four-time first team All-Mission Valley selection and the 2012 Mission League MVP
• Her club team, the Corona Angels, won the championship at the 18U ASA Champions Cup, finished runner-up at the TC/USA Nationals and was eighth at the 18U Louisville Slugger Independence Day Tournament.
• Daughter of Jarrett and Vickey White.
• Has two younger siblings.
• Would like to pursue a career in athletics following graduation.
• Greatest sports thrills were winning the 10U ASA state championship and committing to Ohio State.
• Was a member of the sports medicine team at Chaminade High School.
Lilli Piper: Make You Proud