February 5, 2020

2020 Buckeye Baseball Preview – The Backstops

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COLUMBUS, Ohio In our second part of a four-part Buckeye baseball preview for the 2020 season, we’ll touch on the Ohio State catching corps. Tuesday we took a look at the arms who will lead those on the bump for the Buckeyes but today we’ll take a look at their batterymates behind the plate.

2020 Buckeye Baseball Preview – On the Mound

THE CATCHERS
Dillon Dingler, a Second Team All-Big Ten pick a year ago and 2020 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year by Baseball America, is in his second season as a captain of the Buckeyes. The backstop has appeared in 102 career games, including 88 starts, totaling 17 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 62 runs scored and 36 RBI in two seasons. A native of North Canton, Ohio, Dingler is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a 2019 Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Back along with Dingler is redshirt junior Brent Todys, who batted .256 with 12 doubles and nine long balls in 55 starts as a designated hitter and catcher in 2019. Joining them are Archer Brookman and Ronnie Allen, a pair of transfers to provide depth at the catching position.

“Having the catching corps back with Ding and Todys is big for us,” Beals said. “Dillon will get a lot of work behind the plate and Todys will see a lot of time at DH but he’ll also spell Ding behind the plate.”

Visit OhioStateBuckeyes.com Thursday for a look at the Buckeye infielders.