Garrett Burhenn


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 215
  • B/T R/R
  • Hometown Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Last School Lawrence North

Career Highlights

  • All-Big Ten Third Team (2021)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2019)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 18, 2019)
  • Listed on Impact Freshman list by D1Baseball.com (2019)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2020, 2021)

2021 (Junior)

  • Had a great junior campaign, finishing with a 7-2 record and a 3.81 ERA
  • Considered the ace of the staff, he threw a team-high 80.1 innings while making a team-high 13 starts
  • His seven wins were tied for the most in the Big Ten through the regular season
  • Had 91 strikeouts and just 27 walks
  • Of the 13 games in which he started, the team won 10 of those games, including each of his final six starts
  • Went seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits with nine strikeouts to claim his first win of the season vs. Iowa (March 26)
  • Gave up a third-inning grand slam vs. Penn State but battled his way through seven gutsy innings with seven strikeouts to pick up another win
  • Struck out nine in a win over Purdue on April 30 and then beat the Boilermakers in West Lafayette on May 11, going six innings and allowing just one run with six strikeouts
  • Had perhaps the best game of his Buckeye career at Indiana on May 23 … Recorded the first complete-game victory of his career, allowing just one run on seven hits while striking out a season-high 11
  • Notched 11 strikeouts for the second consecutive outing in just six innings of one-run ball vs. Northwestern on May 29

2020 (Sophomore)

  • 2-2 with an 8.02 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 21.1 innings pitched over four starts
  • 23 strikeouts per nine innings ranked seventh in the Big Ten while 29 total strikeouts ranked sixth
  • 25-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranked third in the conference
  • Allowed three earned runs and struck out five in five innings pitched vs. Saint Joseph’s (2/14)
  • Struck out nine in 6.1 innings in win at Lipscomb (2/28)
  • Fanned 13 while allowing one earned run in seven innings pitched in win over Harvard (3/7)

2019 (Freshman)

  • 6-4 with a 3.96 ERA in 15 starts as a true freshman
  • 69 strikeouts and 31 walks in 91.0 innings pitched
  • Recorded a quality start in 11 of 15 starts as the Buckeyes’ Friday night arm
  • Tossed a gem in his collegiate debut vs. Seton Hall, throwing eight-scoreless innings on one hit with six strikeouts and no walks (2/16)
  • Picked up second win of season after throwing 6.1 scoreless innings on seven hits, two walks and five strikeouts at Bethune-Cookman (3/2)
  • Limited Lipscomb to three runs, one earned, on two hits with five strikeouts in six innings in a win in Bill Davis Stadium debut (3/15)
  • Worked seven innings on eight hits, three runs, three earned, one walk and three strikeouts in win over Hawai’i (3/21)
  • Went seven innings on six hits, two runs, one earned with two walks and five strikeouts in a no decision in B1G debut at Rutgers (3/29)
  • Claimed the win on Friday night over No. 24 Michigan, throwing 6.2 innings on three runs and six hits with two walks and a season-high seven strikeouts (4/12)
  • Received the tough-luck loss vs. Iowa, throwing eight innings on two runs and five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks (4/26)
  • Recorded the win on Thursday night at Purdue, pitching eight scoreless innings on six hits, one walk and six strikeouts (5/16)
  • Missed the Big Ten Tournament due to injury
  • Pitched 4.1 innings in Friday night start vs. No. 2 Vanderbilt at Nashville Regional on six hits, six runs, three walks and three strikeouts (5/31)

Prior to Ohio State

  • First team All-State selection at Lawrence North High School for head coach Richard Winzenread
  • Two-time all-county honoree
  • 2016 WWBA PG most valuable pitcher
  • Posted a 1.76 ERA with 88 strikeouts as a junior for the Wildcats
  • 6-1 with a 0.76 ERA with 101 strikeouts in 55.1 innings pitched as senior
  • Played summer ball for Indiana Mustangs and coach Mike Farrell


  • Son of Heather and Dave Burhenn
  • Has one brother, Nick
  • Would like to get into a career in accounting or financing after graduation
  • Enjoys watching hockey games and play any pickup sport games
  • Undecided major