CINCINNATI, OH - OCU Head Coach Grant Reynolds has signed his first baseball recruits for the class of 2014.  The Cincinnati area trio of Ethan Skowronski, Michael Martin, and Ben Johnson have all signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Ohio Christian University.  All three will be attending OCU this Fall as freshmen.
Ethan Skowronski arrives at OCU after a strong junior season under coach Jim Martin at Landmark Christian Academy. Ethan is a quick and powerful first baseman who led Landmark in slugging on his way to a .382 average. He accounted for 25 runs while driving in 22 and was also second on the team with 19 stolen bases, right behind current trailblazer Tanner Holt. Ethan tallied 3 wins on the mound and averaged a strikeout per inning. He was selected as a member of the 2013 NCSAA Super Regional Team and was also a member of the 2013 NACA All-Tournament Team.
Michael Martin comes to OCU after completing of a successful junior year at Landmark under coach Jim Martin. Michael is a versatile athlete who will take on duties as both an infielder and pitcher when he arrives on campus. Last year, Michael led the Eagles with a .414 average at the plate. On the mound, Michael went 3-2 with a 2.91 ERA and led the team in both innings pitched (33.2) and strikeouts (46). Michael was also named a member of the 2013 NCSAA Super Regional Team.
Ben Johnson comes to OCU fresh off a successful junior season under Coach Lanphier at Cincinnati Christian School.  Ben was one of the leaders on a team that went 23-5 (12-1 MVC) and was an Honorable mention on the All-MVC team. Ben is a very athletic infielder who can play across the infield and hit .330 in his junior year scoring 25 runs and driving in 24 RBI's.
OCU baseball is looking to bring in their largest recruiting class ever this season to add depth to a team that has been to four straight NCCAA Division II World Series and currently has no seniors on the roster.  If you are interested in becoming part of the growing tradition at OCU, please complete a recruiting profile at


Ben Johnson signs his letter of intent to play baseball at OCU.