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Emily Clark

C/2B

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Prospect, Ohio
  • Last School North Union
  • Position Catcher/Second Base
  • Height 5-5
  • B/T R/R

CAREER HONORS
• NFCA Third Team All-American (2019)
• NFCA First Team All-Midwest Region (2016, 19)
• First Team All-Big Ten (2017, 19)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2019)
• NFCA Second Team All-Midwest Region (2017, 18)
• Second Team All-Big Ten (2018)
• Big Ten Player of the Week (April 3, 2017)
• espnW National Player of the Week (April 5, 2017)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2017)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete

AS A SENIOR (2019)
• Became the 13th All-American in program history
• Drafted to the Cleveland Comets as the No. 16 pick in the 2019 NPF Draft
• With 54 RBI and 41 runs scored she is one of three players in Ohio State history with at least 50 RBI and 40 runs in a season
• Standings among OSU career record holders: 169 RBI (3rd), 40 HR (5th), 42 doubles (5th), 82 walks (8th), 130 runs scored (12th) and 198 hits (15th)
• Reached base successfully in the first 25 games of the season (2/8-3/22), a career high
• Did not get on base in just four outings and reached base in the final 24 games of the year
• Second on the team with a .383 batting average, the highest mark of her four-year career
• Her RBI and runs totals along with 14 doubles, 12 home runs, .716 slugging clip and 116 total bases paced the Buckeyes
• Connected on 62 hits, drew 27 walks and stole eight bases
• Accumulated 125 putouts, 84 assists and a .977 fielding rate covering second base
• Earned 16 multi-hit outings and had 12 games with multiple RBI, including nine contests with at least three runs driven in
• Had the first home run of the season on a two-run shot vs. George Mason (2/8)
• Knocked a game-winning grand slam to lead the Buckeyes to a 4-2 win over Ole Miss (2/8)
• Hit .385 with seven RBI, five hits, three runs scored, two home runs and a .923 slugging percentage during the opening week¬end (2/8-9)
• Drilled a three-run homer against Utah (2/16)
• Had two hits, a run and RBI vs. Utah (2/23)
• Was 2-for-3 with one run, a RBI and triple against Seattle (3/8)
• Tallied a home run and two hits vs. Idaho State (3/9)
• Put up three runs, three hits, three RBI, two home runs and a double at Portland State (3/12)
• Hit home runs in consecutive at-bats against Portland State in game one (3/12)
• Was 3-for-3 with two runs versus Lehigh (3/15)
• Earned three hits, three RBI and a run at Grand Canyon (3/16)
• Hit a go-ahead two-run dinger in the ninth inning to lift OSU over Pitt, 5-2 (4/3)
• Tallied four hits, two RBI and a home run in the first two games against No. 21/18 Michigan (4/12-13)
• Cleared the bases on her second grand slam of the year vs. Illinois (4/26)
• Drove in three of OSU’s five runs, walked three times and had the game-winning two-run homer in the sixth for a 5-4 comeback win over Illinois on Senior Day (4/28)
• Scored twice and had a three-run homer against Iowa (5/4)
• Was 3-for-3 and scored a run vs. Tennessee (5/18)

AS A JUNIOR (2018)
• Started 51 games and was second on the team with 43 RBI and third with 12 home runs
• Connected on nine doubles and scored 32 runs
• Posted a .963 fielding percentage, 114 putouts and 93 assists at second base
• Was a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen bases
• Had 11 multi-RBI games and 10 multi-hit outings
• Crushed two grand slams against NIU (2/9) and Texas (2/24)
• Tied her career-high five RBI at NIU (2/9)
• Hit the game-winning home run at LMU (3/13)
• Went 2-for-3 with two runs, one RBI and a double at Indiana (3/23)
• Blasted a two-run homer vs. Penn State to record her 100th RBI (4/11)
• Hit a game-tying three-shot home run vs. Michigan State (4/22)
• Tallied four RBI, two hits, one run and a homer vs. Michigan State (4/22)
• Chipped in seven RBI, four runs, four hits, two homers, a double, triple and a 1.300 slugging percentage vs. the Terps (4/27-4/29)
• Had three straight games with a home run (4/22-4/28)
• Was 3-for-3 with three runs, a double, home run and RBI against Pitt (5/2)
• Went 2-for-3 with one run, one RBI and a home run at Michigan (5/4)
• Rode a six-game hitting streak that featured a .550 batting average, 11 hits, five home runs, 13 RBI, nine runs scored and an impressive 1.500 slugging percentage (4/22-5/4)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017)
• Started all 51 games that she played in
• Hit .333 with 10 home runs, 45 RBI, 30 runs scored, nine doubles and a .583 slugging percentage
• Two-run home run in Big Ten semifinal win vs. Michigan State
• Had three hits – including a double – in the season-opening Aggie Classic at Texas A&M
• Hit her first home run of the season at North Carolina as part of a .462 weekend that included five RBI
• 12 multi hit and 10 multi RBI games
• Two-run home run vs. Maryland (3/25)
• Big Ten and Fastpitch News.com Player of the Week after hitting .875 with 11 RBI, a .971 on-base percentage and 1.750 slugging percentage (Mar. 29-Apr. 2)
• Reached base successfully is 10 straight plate appearances to finish the week
• Hit .375 with runners in scoring position and produced 23 two-out RBI
• Nine-game hitting streak between Mar. 18 and Apr. 8

AS A FRESHMAN (2016)
• Hit .324 with 10 doubles, 27 RBI and 27 runs scored
• Playing second base for the first time in her career, had a .989 fielding percentage with just two errors
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week on March 14 after going three-for-four with two doubles and a RBI vs. Arizona State
• Fourth on the team with 13 multi-hit games
• Had the first multi-home run game of her career vs. Rutgers (4/9), going two-for-four with a pair of two-run home runs
• Went four-for-four with a double and two runs scored vs. Wisconsin (4/3)
• In addition to playing second base, also started six games at catcher

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Three-time first team All-Ohio selection
• MOAC Red Division Player of the Year (2015)
• Earned first team All-Metro honors from the Columbus Dispatch as a senior, hitting .651 with 57 runs scored, 32 RBI and a 1.378 slugging percentage
• Led North Union to the Division III state semifinals in 2014 and 2015
• Hit .638 with a 1.347 slugging percentage as a junior
• Named the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year
• Four-time first team All-MOAC selection
• Second team All-Metro choice from the Columbus Dispatch in 2014
• A member of Lasers Blue, the 2014 ASA/USA 16U National Champions
• Also won a national title with Lasers Gold in 2010
• Four-year varsity letterwinner in basketball who scored over 1,000 points in her career

PERSONAL
• Daughter of Willis and Natalie Clark
• Has two siblings, a brother (Colton) and sister (Avery)
• Lists her greatest sports thrill as winning nationals in 2010 with Lasers Gold and in 2014 with Lasers Blue