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OSU LHP Mitch Milheim Signs with Paints

March 27, 2019 - Prospect League (Prospect) - Chillicothe Paints News Release

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, signed left-handed pitcher Mitch Milheim to its 2019 team, which begins play May 30, at VA Memorial Stadium.

A 6-foot, 195-pound, freshman at The Ohio State University, Milheim has already seen action for the Buckeyes this spring. He has appeared in seven games from the bullpen and didn't allow a run, earned or otherwise, until his sixth outing.

Milheim is from Powell, Ohio, and attended Olentangy Liberty High School, where he helped the Patriots cap off a 30-4 season with the 2018 Division I Ohio State Championship. Milheim was a selected Second-Team All-Ohio and was named Player of the Year by the Ohio Capital Conference's Buckeye Division. On the mound as a senior, Milheim went 10-0 with a 1.31 ERA and struck out 75 batters over 59 innings. Perfect Game rated Milheim as the No. 2 left-handed pitcher in the state.

Milheim is currently a mechanical engineering major at The Ohio State University. He is the first Buckeye to sign with the Paints in 2019 and joins Penn State's Gavin Homer as the second player from to Big Ten to sign with this year's club.

The 2019 Chillicothe Paints season begins Thursday, May 30, at VA Memorial Stadium against the Champion City Kings at 7:05 p.m. The Chillicothe Gazette presents FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA by 94 Country and draft beer will be just $1 for Thirsty Thursday. The Paints have made the playoffs seven times in the 10 seasons since joining the Prospect League as a charter member in 2009. The Paints regularly lead the Prospect League in attendance with an average of nearly 2,000 fans per game and are one of the most highly-attended collegiate wood-bat summer teams in the country. Advertising and season ticket information is available by calling (740) 773-TEAM.

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