Marcus Ernst


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 195
  • B/T L/R
  • Hometown Dublin, Ohio
  • Last School Dublin Coffman

Career Highlights

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2020)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2020, 2021)

2021 (Junior)

  • Appeared in 32 games with 24 starts between left field, third base and second base
  • Batted .205 with 17 hits and five RBI
  • Was 5-of-6 in stolen base attempts which was second-best on the team
  • Had two multi-hit games including a 2-for-4 game vs. Nebraska on March 14 and a 3-for-5 performance with a pair of runs scored vs. Nebraska on May 22
  • Finished the year with hits in each of his last two games of the season vs. Northwestern (May 29-30)
  • Scored a run and had double and an RBI on May 29 vs. the Wildcats

2020 (Sophomore)

  • Appeared in six games, starting one at second base and another at third base
  • Hit .250 (2-for-8) with an RBI and a run scored
  • Went 2-for-3 with two walks, a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored at Lipscomb (2/28)

2019 (Freshman Season)

  • Made 14 starts for the Buckeyes with 28 games played as a true freshman
  • Batted .257 (18-for-70) with eight runs scored, three doubles and four RBI
  • Four multi-hit games
  • Went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, double and one walk in collegiate debut vs. Seton Hall (2/16)
  • 1-for-3 with a run scored and RBI vs. Oral Roberts (2/24)
  • Batted .300 (3-for-10) with one run scored, one double, one stolen base and one RBI in series at Bethune-Cookman (3/1-4)
  • 2-for-4 with a run scored and walk vs. Northern Kentucky (3/19)
  • 2-for-3 with a double at Minnesota (5/5)
  • 2-for-4 game vs. Wright State (5/5)
  • Had a single, run scored and walk off the bench vs. Penn State in game two (5/11)
  • Got experience in the NCAA Regional at Nashville, seeing time of the bench vs. No. 2 Vanderbilt and McNeese (5/31-6/1(

Prior to Ohio State

  • 2018 OCC Player of the Year, first team All-Central District and Mizuno All-Ohio honoree at Dublin Coffman High School for coach Tim Saunders
  • Batted .514 as a senior
  • First team All-OCC and All-Central District as a junior
  • Three-sport athlete for the Shamrocks, playing baseball, basketball and football
  • Second team All-OCC as quarterback for the 2017 league championship team in football
  • OCC Scholar-Athlete for the 2018 district championship team in basketball as point guard
  • Played summer ball for Ohio Elite with coach Jeff Schmitt and Bo Jackson Elite for coach Cory Valentine


  • Son of Ben and Stacie Ernst
  • Has two siblings, Raegan and Maysen
  • Would like to continue playing professional baseball or get a career in business after graduation
  • Enjoys watching and playing sports with friends as well as mountain hiking and traveling
  • Undecided major