Mitch Milheim


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 205
  • B/T L/L
  • Hometown Powell, Ohio
  • Last School Olentangy Liberty

Career Highlights

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

2021 (Junior)

  • Threw 2.2 innings across 3 appearances in his junior season
  • Gave up 2 earned runs and struck out 5 batters on the year
  • Pitched 1.1 innings of no-hit baseball in the 6-5 Buckeye win on March 6 in the first game of the doubleheader against Illinois, striking out 3

2020 (Sophomore)

  • Made four appearances, including one start, recording a 1.93 ERA and nine strikeouts in 9.1 innings pitched
  • Limited opponents to a .188 batting average
  • Fanned four in 2.1 scoreless innings vs. Saint Joseph’s (2/14)
  • Tossed a scoreless inning, striking out a batter at Georgia Tech (2/22)
  • Pitched 1.2 shutout innings, striking out a batter at Lipscomb (2/28)
  • Went a career-high 4.1 innings, striking out three and allowing two earned runs at North Florida (3/10)

2019 (Freshman)

  • 16 appearances out of the bullpen with 23.0 innings pitched
  • 1-1 with a 7.04 ERA with 18 strikeouts and 11 walks
  • Made collegiate debut vs. Seton Hall in one scoreless inning of relief (2/17)
  • Combined to toss three scoreless innings of relief with one strikeout in two appearances at Kleberg Bank Classic (2/22-24)
  • Threw in two games at Bethune-Cookman with 2.2 scoreless innings on three hits, four walks and two strikeouts (3/1-4)
  • Pitched 1.1 inning of relief on one hit, one run, no walks and two strikeouts vs. Cincinnati (4/3)
  • Worked four innings on five hits, two runs, two earned, one walk and three strikeouts in first collegiate start vs. Dayton (4/10)
  • Claimed first collegiate win with 2.2 scoreless innings of relief on two hits, no walks and three strikeouts at Youngstown State (5/14)
  • Made two appearances out of the bullpen at the NCAA Regional in Nashville combining to throw 2.2 innings on three runs, one earned, three hits, five walks and four strikeouts (5/31-6/2)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Second team All-State for Olentangy Liberty and head coach Ty Brenning
  • Guided the Patriots to their first state championship as a senior as the squad went 30-4 in 2018
  • OCC-Buckeye Division Player of the Year in 2018
  • Finished with a 10-0 record with a 1.31 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 59 innings of work
  • Second team all-district and first team all-league selection in 2017
  • Played summer ball for Triple Crown Royals and coaches Josh Moss and Dan Winter


  • Son of Christine and Dave Milheim
  • Has two siblings, Alexandria and Claire
  • Mechanical engineering major
  • Would like to play professional baseball or become a mechanical engineer after graduation
  • Enjoys playing guitar and piano and pickup basketball games