Kade Kern


Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 197
  • B/T R/R
  • Hometown Archbold, Ohio
  • Last School Archbold

Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2021)
  • Named Second Team All-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • Named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball

2021 (Freshman)

  • Led the team in hits with 52, an on-base percentage of .391, and a 9-11 stolen base clip on the year
  • Started in all 42 of his appearances during his freshman season, batting .325 with 2 home runs while manning center field for the team, climbing to the third spot in the order down the stretch of the season
  • Had an immediate impact on his Buckeye squad, going 5-6 and falling a homer away from the cycle in the 13-inning season-opening win over Illinois on March 5
  • Had a team-high 14 multi-hit games in 2021… this included 5 consecutive multi-hit games and 7 out of 8 games with multiple hits as part of his season-high 8 game hitting streak from the April 17 game at Maryland until finally being broken on May 11 at Purdue
  • Collected 3 or more hits 5 different times in the season
  • Drove in a season-high 4 runs as part of a 2-3 effort in the 8-2 win over Iowa on March 26
  • Went 3-5 with a double and two runs scored in the 7-4 win over Michigan on April 9

Prior to Ohio State

  • Kade is the son of Keith and Kim Kern
  • Played for Dick Selgo at Archbold High School
  • Played for Ohio Elite in the summer of 2020
  • 2020 Ohio Baseball Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Two-time PBR First Team All-Ohio
  • 2019 Division III Position Player of the Year
  • 2019 Rawlings Perfect Game All-American
  • Two-time First Team All-NWOAL and OHSCA Second Team All-Ohio
  • Hit .406 with 22 doubles, five triples, 81 RBI and 77 runs scored in three high school seasons