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Walsh Jesuit's Greg Greve picks Ohio State

By mikeb Published: August 18, 2009

Walsh Jesuit senior right-handed pitcher Greg Greve, 17, has made an oral commitment to continue his academic and baseball career at Ohio State University.

Greve, 6-foot-3 and 195-pounds, also plays third base and helped the Warriors win the 2008 Division II state championship and a runner-up finish in 2009 in Division II.

Greve compiled a 7-1 record last season, with a 1.74 ERA in 48 1/3 innings. He struck out 60 and allowed 37 hits and 12 earned runs. He also pitched a no-hitter versus Lima Shawnee in the regional final. At bat, Greve posted a .409 batting average with four home runs, 31 RBI and a .659 slugging percentage.

"What a tremendous opportunity for an equally tremendous young man," Walsh Jesuit baseball coach Chris Kaczmar said in a prepared statement. "While Greg can do many things extremely well and is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever had here, he’ll forever be one of the most mature, humble, and kind young men I’ve had the pleasure and honor to coach. He understands how the game is supposed to be played, and he conducts himself with such a high level of composure, intellect, and professionalism that he will be an example for many years to come. He has a wonderful family, and he is a wonderful person with a passion for baseball — and a passion for living the right way. Greg is a tremendous talent now, and I’m even more excited to see what can happen in his future at The Ohio State University. I am thrilled Greg will be a Buckeye."

Greve, a Brecksville resident, also holds a 4.07 grade point average and is a member of both the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars. Greve can sign a National Letter of Intent in November and is the second Walsh baseball player in the Class of 2010 to make a college selection.

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