staff, August 4, 2015

Ohio State pitcher Zach Farmer has died after his battle with leukemia, the school announced Tuesday. Farmer, 21, passed away Tuesday at The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University.

Farmer, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia as a freshman on April 28, 2014, went into remission on June 6, 2014. He announced July 15 that the disease returned.

?Today is a sad day but also a day of peace for Zach and his family,? Ohio State coach Greg Beals said. ?We will dearly miss our fellow Buckeye, teammate and friend Zach Farmer. I feel blessed to have had Zach in our program and the opportunity to coach him. Although his time here was cut short, his legacy as a Buckeye will be long lasting. I am proud of the fight he fought - we learned so much from him. Zach?s courage to fight, positive attitude and love for his supporters and teammates defines what it means to be a Buckeye.?

Farmer was 6-4 with a 3.28 ERA in 10 career appearances, including nine starts with 34 strikeouts in 49.1 innings.

The team held a memorial open house in memory of Farmer Tuesday tonight at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.

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