Ohio State’s redshirt freshman pitcher Kasie Kelly duels with Evan Closky

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Prior to starting practice at Buckeye Field May 5, the 19th-ranked Ohio State softball team took some time to fulfill Evan Closky’s, a student beat writer for The Lantern, dreams of taking batting practice vs. an NCAA collegiate softball pitcher.

The matchup – 17 year-old Kasie Kelly vs. 19 year-old Closky. The winner – Kelly. Although Cloksy did make contact with a line drive to second baseman Whitney Cooper, he never did get a hit off of Kelly. Kelly, a redshirt freshman for the Buckeyes, graduated early from Wooster High School in order to enroll early at Ohio State.

Take a look at the experience by watching the video vignette Closky and Andy Gottesman, the videographer, produced for The Lantern.