COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State head coach Greg Beals has announced his 2022 signing class, which features nine players. The class has five pitchers, a couple of catchers and two infielders and an outfielder.
“This is a group of high character young men that will be great additions to the ‘Brotherhood’ of Ohio State Baseball,” said Beals. “On the field this is a talented and balanced group, bringing athleticism, depth and strength to our program.”
The nine-player class includes Landon Beidelschies, Nate Earley, Matthew Graveline, Andrew Jones, Keaton Mahan, Cole Pauley, Landon Price, Andrews Suarez and Josh Timmerman.
“Putting a group of prospects like this together requires the tireless work of our entire staff and department, continued Beals. “I greatly appreciate the support and contributions made by Shaun Swearingen our Academic Coach, Dean Hansen our Strength Coach, Adrian Ramon our Athletic Trainer, the staff in our Eugene Smith Leadership Institute and the baseball staff including Matt Angle our recruiting coordinator, Dan DeLucia, Brad Goldberg, and Blair Everhart.”
Chose Ohio State because: I chose Ohio State because I had a great relationship with all the coaches from the very start of the recruiting process. I loved the campus and Ohio State was my dream school growing up.
Beals on Beidelschies: “Landon is a strong-armed lefty with a three-pitch mix. We are excited about his progress lately and really look forward to his future player development.”
Chose Ohio State because: Ohio State was one of my dream colleges and it’s in my home state. I can see myself making an impact on the program and I’m excited to join the Ohio State baseball family.
Beals on Earley: “A shortstop at first-base, meaning he can really play defense. Nate is an all-around ball player who we believe can make a serious impact on our program.”
Chose Ohio State because: I chose Ohio State because from a young age, I grew up around the Scarlet and Gray. I went to the football games and overall, I loved the atmosphere. Another plus is it is close to home and that played a big impact in my decision. When getting to know the baseball coaching staff, they were very welcoming and made me feel at home.
Beals on Graveline: “Matthew can really throw the baseball and he’s a plus defender behind the plate. His athleticism is very exciting to us, and he projects to be an elite backstop.”
Chose Ohio State because: I chose Ohio State because it feels like a home away from home. The coaching staff is top tier across the board and the brotherhood within the guys is something all teams look for.
Beals on Jones: “A big time athlete, Andrew possesses power in both his arm and his bat. He will come in with an opportunity to contribute both on the mound and in the field.”
Chose Ohio State because: I chose Ohio State because the culture is unmatched. The brotherhood that Coach Beals and the coaching staff has built, along with the players who are there now and the past players, is one of a kind and something I am excited to be a part of.
Beals on Mahan: “Keaton can really hit. We are excited about his ability to immediately impact our offense.”
Chose Ohio State because: I’ve always wanted to be a Buckeye. My family has been Buckeye fans forever, and it’s always been my dream school. I love the city and the atmosphere the campus brings. The facilities are great, it’s close to home, they have a great baseball program, and I’ve developed a great relationship with the coaches. It would be hard not to choose OSU!
Beals on Pauley: “A very athletic righty with a feel for spin. Cole is going to be fun to work with as he begins to concentrate on baseball only.”
Middle Point, Ohio
Chose Ohio State because: I chose Ohio State because I’ve been a Buckeye my whole life. Wearing the Scarlet and Gray will be an absolute honor. The facilities and coaching staff are unmatched and I can’t wait to get on campus.
Beals on Price: “Landon can flat out pitch. A lefty who really competes with a three-pitch mix to go along with a sneaky fastball.”
Beals on Suarez: “An all-around player who can both hit and defend. Andres fits the mold and will continue the strong catching we have enjoyed in our program.”
Licking Heights / Wabash Valley CC
Chose Ohio State because: It has been my dream to play for Ohio State. I feel like I have developed a good relationship with the coaches and I feel like it is the best place for me to develop into the best player I can be.
Beals on Timmerman: “Josh is a strong-armed right-hander. His experience and full repertoire, project to make an immediate impact on our pitching staff.”