April 12, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kallie Boren, an infielder from Pickerington, Ohio, has signed a national letter of intent to further her academic and athletic career as a member of the Ohio State softball program, head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly announced today.
“We are so excited to welcome Kallie to the Buckeye family,” said Kovach Schoenly. “She will add tremendous power and competitive fire to our team. Winners just win and Kallie is a winner. I look forward to watching her develop in the Scarlet and Gray.”
Boren, a product of Pickerington Central High School, has been an All-Ohio selection the last two years. As a sophomore in 2015, she was a first team selection after hitting .515 and set school records with 63 RBI and 13 home runs. Boren also scored 45 runs in just 28 games. Last year as a junior, Boren hit .600 with 26 RBI, 36 runs scored and was intentionally walked 30 times. Her batting average and on-base percentage were single-season school records.
The 2015 Central District and OCC Player of the Year, Boren has twice been a first team all conference selection and All-District by the Columbus Dispatch. With Boren’s help, the 2015 Pickerington Central squad – which also included current Buckeye Andi Farrah – won its first OCC division title since 2007, averaged over 12 runs a game, advanced to the district final and finished with a 23-5 record.
Boren plays club ball for the Ohio Lasers Purple and has led the team in batting average while also helping win the ASA 16U national championship last summer. In its run to the title, the Lasers dropped their first game but came back through the losers bracket and won 13 straight games over four days in College Station, Texas.
Boren will continue a Scarlet and Gray family tradition: all three of her brothers – Justin, Zach and Jacoby – played football for the Buckeyes. Justin was a starting guard on the 2009 Big Ten champions, Zach was a starting fullback/linebacker for the 2012 undefeated Buckeyes and Jacoby was the starting center in 2014 and 2015 as well as a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete. Kallie’s father, Mike, played football at Michigan and is the sixth leading tackler in school history. Her mother, Hope, ran track at Michigan.