#29

Ashley Prange

INF

Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown New Palestine, Ind.
  • Last School New Palestine
  • Position Infield
  • Height 5-7
  • B/T R/R

CAREER HONORS

  • Second Team All-Big Ten (2019)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2019)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete

AS A FRESHMAN (2019)

  • Started all 51 games she played in, primarily at third base
  • Led the Buckeye rookies by batting .311 with 50 hits, 39 RBI, 25 runs, 10 doubles and a .565 slugging percentage
  • Walked 16 times and stole three bases
  • Tallied 79 assists, 48 putouts and a .927 fielding rate
  • Ranks third in RBI (39) and fifth in home runs (9) among OSU’s freshman single-season records
  • Hit .384 and drove in 23 runs in Big Ten outings. Her 46 total bases and 28 hits ranked 8th and 11th, respectively, in the league standings
  • Had 13 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI contests
  • Made her first start in Scarlet & Gray in the season-opener vs. George Mason (2/8)
  • Scored a run and had a hit against the Patriots (2/8)
  • Had the first home run of her career, two hits and two RBI vs. UNF (2/9)
  • Went 2-for-3 with two runs and a stolen base against Utah (2/16)
  • Doubled off the wall to plate two runs vs. Notre Dame (2/17)
  • Recorded two hits, a run, RBI and triple against New Mexico State (2/24)
  • Knocked bases-loaded two-RBI double and scored a run in the series opener against No. 22 Indiana (3/22)
  • Batted .429 with three hits, two doubles and a triple, three RBI, one run and a 1.000 slugging percentage at Maryland (3/29-31)
  • Was 2-for-2 with a career-high three RBI, two walks and one run in a 15-3 win over Maryland (3/31)
  • Had a career-best three hits and was just shy of hitting for the cycle with a single, double and home run at Pitt (4/3)
  • Crushed the first grand slam of her career in an 8-0 five-inning win over Rutgers to clinch the series (4/7)
  • Tallied four RBI, three runs and three hits in a doubleheader at Penn State (4/9)
  • With two outs, belted a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings in OSU’s 2-1 walk-off win over No. 21/18 Michigan (4/13)
  • Drove in three of Ohio State’s four runs and was a perfect 2-for-2 with a walk, slugging 2.500 thanks to a solo home run and two-RBI single against Ohio (4/16)
  • Batted .545 and slugged .636 with six hits, three RBI and two runs at MSU (4/19-21)
  • Drove in two runs on a single vs. Illinois (4/26)
  • Connected on four hits at the Knoxville Regional, three of which were home runs
  • Drove in the game-winning run on a sac bunt in OSU’s 1-0 win over UNC (5/17)
  • Had her first home run in the NCAA Tournament on a solo dinger in the first inning before following up with a two-run homer in the sixth against Tennessee (5/18)
  • Crushed a two-shot homer to put the Buckeyes on the board versus UNC (5/18)

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE

  • 2018 Indiana Gatorade Softball Player of the Year
  • 2018 Indiana Miss Softball
  • Two-time NFCA First Team All-American and First Team All-State
  • New Palestine Wall of Fame honoree
  • Broke her own record to set the Indiana state single-season record for RBI (71) as a senior
  • Led New Palestine to back-to-back state championships in 2017 and 2018
  • Had a .594 batting average, 71 RBI and 17 home runs during her senior year
  • Set the state’s single-season home run record with 21 dingers as a junior
  • Owns the school record for career home runs (46)
  • 2017 Hancock County Player of the Year
  • Played club ball for the Bandits and helped them to the Triple Crown Nationals title
  • Hit the walk-off home run to win the PGF Nationals championship

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Scott and Laurie Prange
  • Has a brother, Tyler
  • Four-year member of the honor roll