Sean Merriman, web editor, April 21, 2015

Ohio State baseball fans were treated to a special sight before the start of Tuesday's non-conference game vs. Morehead State at Nick Swisher Field and Bill Davis Stadium.

OSU pitcher Zach Farmer, who is fighting and beating leukemia, threw out the honorary first pitch on Be The Match Night.

It was a great moment, and, of course, Farmer threw a strike down across the outer half of home plate.

"That was pretty cool to see," Ohio State coach Greg Beals said in the team recap. "For a kid that isn't 100 percent, he still threw a strike tonight. He's a guy that we care a lot about and to see him with the guys smiling in the dugout, it's something special. He was excited to get out there and he means a lot to this team."

According to, Farmer has been cancer-free for 10 months after winning his fight with acute myeloid leukemia.

In 2014, Farmer compiled a 6-4 record and a 3.28 ERA in his freshman season before being diagnosed. Farmer is not on the 2015 roster but is expected to return in 2016.

Keep fighting, Zach!