Nate Karaffa


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 175
  • B/T R/R
  • Hometown Toronto, Ohio
  • Last School Toronto

Career Highlights

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020, 2021)

2021 (Sophomore)

  • Played in 18 games with 15 starts between left field and second base
  • Had nine hits and six RBI in 49 at bats
  • Collected a pair of hits, including his lone home run of the season, to go along with three RBI in the series finale vs. Penn State (April 25)
  • Followed that with a hit in each game of a three-game weekend series with Purdue

2020 (Freshman) 

  • Started 13 games in centerfield
  • Batted .196 (10-for-51) with a double, a home run, 11 runs scored and nine RBI
  • Led the team with a pair of stolen bases and ranked second in runs score and RBI
  • Tied for second on the team with three multi-hit games and third with a pair of multiple-RBI contests
  • Walked twice and scored a pair of runs vs. Indiana State (2/16)
  • Went 2-for-6 with a home run, five RBI and a run scored at Lipscomb (2/28)
  • 3-for-5 with a stolen base, two runs scored and two RBI vs. Harvard (3/7)
  • Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI against Fairfield (3/8)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Four-year letterwinner for coach Brian Perkins at Toronto High School
  • 2019 Ohio Division IV Player of the Year
  • Three-time First Team All-Ohio
  • Played summer ball for Bo Jackson Elite and coach Travis Gray


  • Son of Matt and Jennifer Karaffa
  • Looking to pursue a degree in athletic training