The 6-foot, 195-pound senior outfielder is the state’s top player in the Class of 2020 as rated by Prep Baseball Report and a 2020 Perfect Game Midwest Preseason First Team All-American selection. A 2019 First Team All-State selection, he batted .431 with three home runs, 38 runs scored and 32 RBI for Archbold in 2019, leading the Bluestreaks to a berth in the Division III regional final.
Kern has maintained a 3.78 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at The Ohio State University.
A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kern has volunteered locally on behalf of his church youth group and as a youth baseball coach.