Ohio State junior shortstop Noah West will be sidelined with a season-ending knee injury, head coach Greg Beals announced Thursday.
West had been a late scratch from Tuesday’s lineup against Northern Kentucky.
“He is going to have surgery next week, and we’ve got to adjust our infield defense accordingly,” Beals said.
The adjustment, according to Beals, will be to move freshman third baseman Zach Dezenzo over to shortstop, which is where he played Thursday. This will open up the door for freshman infielder Nick Erwin and freshman infielder Marcus Ernst to receive playing time at third base.
West was hitting .284 on the season with 9 RBIs.