July 10, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ronnie Dawson and Tanner Tully, members of the Ohio State baseball team, have been named second team Freshman All-Americans, Perfect Game announced Saturday. The duo also garnered Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball newspaper last month.

Dawson paced the Buckeyes with a .337 batting average, the fifth-best mark in the Big Ten, to go along with 10 doubles, a triple, four home runs, 28 runs scored and 25 RBI. The Grove City, Ohio, native also stole 10 bases and walked 16 times in 53 starts. Dawson garnered second team All-Big Ten honors and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team in May.

After starting the season in the bullpen, Tully took over a starting role just before Big Ten play, making 11 starts in 16 appearances. The Elkhart, Ind., native ranked fifth in the Big Ten with a 2.22 ERA and eighth with 93.1 innings pitched. Tully, who tossed at least 7.0 innings in nine of his last 10 starts, went 6-3 and struck out 53 while allowing just seven walks. The left-hander ranks second nationally with 0.68 walks per nine innings and eighth with a 7.57-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Last month, Tully was named Ohio State’s 11th Big Ten Freshman of the Year in addition to second team All-Big Ten and All-Freshman team laurels.

Ohio State Freshman All-Americans
Ronnie Dawson, 2014
Tanner Tully, 2014
Josh Dezse, 2011
Dean Wolosiansky, 2008
Cory Kovanda, 2007
J.B. Shuck, 2006
Cory Luebke, 2005
Jacob Howell, 2004
Doug Deeds, 2001
Josh Newman, 2001
Christian Snavely, 2001
Nick Swisher, 2000
Justin Fry, 1996
Matt Middleton, 1996
Mark Carek, 1995
Dan Seimetz, 1995