Bobcats open the year on Saturday in Nashville versus Belmont and Valparaiso
Prior to Ohio: Attended Moeller High School... Coached by Tim Held... Won the Division I Baseball State Championship in 2012... Earned two varsity letters... Received Honorable All-American, First Team All-City, Second Team All-State and First Team GCL... Pitched a no-hitter in the Regional Semifinal game... Posted an ERA of .86 with 54 strikeouts during his senior season... Also earned two varsity letters playing football. Personal:Born March 15, 1994... Son of Jack and Donna Burkhart... Has two older brothers and one older sister... His brother Dan played baseball at The Ohio State University and now plays professionally in the San Francisco Giants organization... His favorite athlete is Aroldis Chapman... He is a fan of the Cincinnati Reds... Plans to major in Business and work as an accountant after graduation.