Zach Farmer is a freshman on the Ohio State baseball team. This May, the Piketon, Ohio, native was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and has begun his fight against the disease. The youngest son of Larry and Tammy Farmer, he has four older sisters and one older brother. Unfortunately, none of his siblings are a bone marrow match so Zach will depend on finding a match through the national bone marrow registry.
Zach has been a key contributor to the Ohio State baseball team in his first year on campus. The left-hander was tied for the team lead with six wins and posted a 3.28 earned-run average in 49.1 innings pitched at the time he became ill.
A stand-out athlete in high school, Zach earned all-state honors in both baseball and basketball. He enjoys following professional and collegiate baseball, basketball, and football. His favorite player is “The Big Unit,” Randy Johnson. Before enrolling, Zach considered majoring in zoology because of his love for animals. Currently, Zach is a sport industry major and hopes to become an athletic director. Zach enjoys spending his time off the field with his friends and family and playing video games.