baseball-d1 flag

Ohio State Athletics | May 1, 2014

Buckeyes' Farmer diagnosed with leukemia

Zach Farmer Freshman pitcher Zach Farmer had made nine starts for the Buckeyes this season.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State freshman pitcher Zach Farmer will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after being diagnosed this week with acute myeloid leukemia, according to Buckeyes head baseball coach Greg Beals.

"Zach had not been feeling good for approximately a week when he went to see our team doctors on Monday," Beals said. "Blood tests were drawn as doctors originally suspected mono. The tests came back negative for mono, but abnormalities in the blood count showed leukemia. Further blood tests were done to led us to this diagnosis."

Farmer, a lefthanded starter from Piketon, had a 6-4 record with a 3.28 ERA in nine starts this season. In 49.1 innings, Farmer had held opponents to a .234 batting average. While at Piketon High, Farmer was a four-year letterwinner and three-time first team All-Ohio selection. He went 10-1 with a 0.52 ERA and 162 strikeouts in 81 innings as a senior.

Beals said the family was made aware of the diagonsis earlier in the week and the team was informed on Tuesday prior to their team to Louisville. Farmer is scheduled to begin treatments at the James Cancer Hospital on the Ohio State campus next week.

"Zach is in very good hands," Beals said. "I met with Zack this morning and he is in good spirits, and in the company of family, friends and teammates. Zach is strong and otherwise healthy, and is a great candidate to otherwise beat this diagnosis. An aggressive treatment regimen will start Monday."

2022 Ohio State football schedule: Dates, times, TV channels, results

Here is everything you need to know about Ohio State football for the 2022 season, including the schedule, opponents, results and players to watch.
READ MORE

No. 8 Ohio State volleyball stuns No. 5 Georgia Tech for third straight top-10 win

No. 8 Ohio State women's volleyball beat No. 5 Georgia Tech in four sets to conclude the Georgia Tech Classic in front of a sold-out crowd on Sunday afternoon. This is the Buckeyes’ third-consecutive top-10 win.
READ MORE

Ohio State earns first non-conference top-three win in program history at No. 3 Louisville

The No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes (1-3) beat No. 3 Louisville (5-1) in four sets (17-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-17) at the Cardinal Classic in Louisville, Ky.
READ MORE
Division I
Baseball Championship
June 16 - 26, 2023
Charles Schwab Field Omaha | Omaha, NE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners