One of the most highly touted area high school baseball prospects in many years, has given a verbal commitment to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Piketon's Zach Farmer has made that decision, according to his high school coach Gene Bumgardner.
Farmer was named to three high school All-American teams last summer, and this summer is playing with a national traveling team out of Cincinnati. Farmer was Co-SVC Player of the Year this past spring.
Through three seasons of high school baseball, his pitching record his (26-5) with 4 saves, and ERA of 0.98 with 413 strike-outs.
At the plate, Farmer is batting .511 with 4 home runs, 18 triples, 31 doubles and 87 RBI's. He also has 48 stolen bases. He is a two-time First Team All Ohioan, Baseball Coaches Association All Regional team (2011) Utility Player, Baseball America and ESPN Second Team All American (2011) as both Pitcher and Utility, and was a 2012 ESPN & Baseball American Preseason All American.