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Nick Erwin

INF

Player profile

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

2021 (Junior) 

  • Played and started 38 games as the team’s third baseman
  • Hit .238 with three doubles and a team-high three triples
  • Primarily hit in the nine-hole but was elevated to the No. 2 spot for his final series of the season vs. Nebraska and Indiana
  • Had a team-high four sacrifice bunts
  • Recorded a hit in four of the last five games
  • Had seven multi-hit games on the year
  • Went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a double in the series-opener at Rutgers (March 20)
  • Enjoyed hitting against Purdue pitching as he was 9-of-17 (.529) with a double, triple, five RBI and seven runs scored in the four games this season
  • Was 3-for-4 with two runs scored in the series-opening win on April 30 … Followed that with a career-high four-hit game in the weekend finale on May 2, scoring three runs … Led the team to a 5-1 win at Purdue on May 11 with a bases-clearing triple to finish with a career-high three runs batted in
  • Went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in against Michigan State on May 16

2020 (Sophomore) 

  • Appeared in nine games, including five starts at third base
  • Batted .368 (7-for-19) with a home run, eight RBI and three runs scored
  • Ranked third on the team in RBI and totaled a team-high two sacrifice flies
  • Second on the team with three multiple-RBI contests
  • Hit first-career home run, driving in a pair and scoring a run at Lipscomb (3/1)
  • Drove in a pair against Fairfield (3/8)
  • Tied his career-high three hits, going 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored at North Florida (3/10)

2019 (Freshman)

  • Played in 42  games played with 38 starts as a true freshman
  • Batted .235 (32-for-136) with five doubles, 10 RBI and 10 walks
  • Seven multi-hit games
  • Made collegiate debut off the bench as a pinch hitter at Bethune-Cookman (3/3)
  • Made first collegiate start vs. Northern Kentucky with a run scored, RBI and two walks (3/19)
  • Has made five appearances with three starts as a true freshman
  • Batted .500 (3-for-6) with one run scored, one RBI and one walk in two starts at third base vs. Hawai’i (3/21-24)
  • 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and one walk vs. Toledo (3/27)
  • Had a multi-hit game with a run scored vs. Northwestern (4/5)
  • Had a pair of hits with one RBI in three starts vs. No. 24 Michigan (4/12-13)
  • 1-for-3 vs. Xavier (4/16)
  • Hit .545 (6-for-11) with two runs scored, two doubles, one RBI and walk in series at Maryland (4/20-21)
  • Walked two times with a run scored and sac fly vs. Wright State (5/8)
  • 3-for-4 with two runs scored and walk in win at Youngstown State (5/14)
  • Started all five games at third base during team’s B1G Tournament title run and made no errors with 23 putouts at the hot corner (5/22-26)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Two-time all-state, three-time all-district and all-conference selection at Grove City High School for head coach Ryan Alexander
  • Player of the Year in Central Ohio
  • Three-sport athlete, lettering three years as a shooting guard on the basketball team and four years on the golf team

Personal

  • Son of John and Carla Erwin
  • Has one sister, Brooke
  • Undecided major
  • Would like to continue to play baseball or work in sabermetrics field after graduation
  • Lists greatest sports thrill as playing baseball in front of thousands of people in Puerto Rico