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Mitchell Okuley

OF

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 205
  • B/T L/R
  • Hometown Powell, Ohio
  • Last School Olentangy Liberty

Career Honors

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2022) 
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021, 2022) 
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020, 2021, 2022) 

2022 (Junior) 

  • Played and started in 49 of the Buckeye’s 51 games as the everyday right fielder.  
  • Had a hot stretch to close out the season, ending with a .287 average while hitting in 20 of the last 28 contests with eight multi-hit games in that span.  
  • Totaled eight home runs, five doubles, a triple, 30 RBI and 37 runs scored on the year while reaching base at a .397 clip.  
  • Had his first two hits of the season on February 19 in the 9-3 win over Indiana State.  
  • Put together a six-game hit streak from March 4 against Campbell through March 14 against Marshall, scoring seven runs in those games.  
  • Had another five-game streak from April 22 against Michigan through May 1 against Rutgers, tallying two hits each in the bookend contests and hitting three home runs in the last four games.  
  • In the three-game series sweep at Northwestern, Okuley had seven hits and multiple base knocks in each game. He scored ten runs and drove in nine over the course of the weekend. 
  • To close out the season, Okuley had three multi-hit games and three home runs in the last five games of 2022.    
  • Committed just one error on 80 total chances for a .988 fielding percentage on the year. In his career, Okuley has one error in 165 chances.  

2021 (Sophomore)

  • Played in all 42 games and made 39 starts as the team’s right fielder
  • Batted .214 with eight doubles and was third on the team with seven home runs
  • Had 80 putouts and zero errors on the season
  • Had seven multi-hit games
  • Played well in the four-game series vs. Nebraska and Iowa in Minneapolis, collecting five hits, including two home runs vs. the Cornhuskers on March 12
  • Was 3-for-4 was three RBI vs. Iowa on March 13
  • Went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles at Maryland on April 18
  • Had a hit in all three games of the weekend series vs. Purdue, including a 3-for-6 game with a homer and three RBI on May 2
  • Capped the year with three hits over the final two games of the season vs. Northwestern (May 29-30)

2020 (Freshman)

  • Appeared in eight games, including four starts
  • Started four games in the outfield and one as the Buckeyes’ designated hitter
  • Hit .300 (6-for-20) with a double, a triple, five runs scored and two RBI
  • Went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, an RBI and a runs scored at Lipscomb (2/28)
  • Tripled and scored a run at Stetson (3/6)
  • Walked and scored three runs against Harvard (3/7)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Four-year letterwinner for Ty Brenning at Olentangy Liberty High School
  • Also lettered three years in football and two years in basketball

Personal

  • Son of Todd Okuley and Amy Marcus
  • Has a younger brother, Alex
  • A mechanical engineering major