COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dillon Dingler, a junior on the Ohio State baseball team, has been named a Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, the publication announced Tuesday. A native of North Canton, Ohio, Dingler becomes the 54th All-American in program history after Dominic Canzone and Andrew Magno achieved the feat a year ago.
Dingler, a catcher, tied with Indiana’s Grant Richardson for the Big Ten lead with five home runs and his .760 slugging percentage ranked second in the conference and 23rd nationally. Dingler hit all five of his long balls in the last five games, going 10-for-21 while adding two doubles, 11 RBI and eight runs scored. The three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and 2019 Academic All-Big Ten selection posted a 1.828 OPS in his last five games and was riding a team-best seven-game hitting streak.
For the year, Dingler led Buckeye regulars with a .340 (17-for-50) batting average to go along with a team-high four doubles, a triple, five home runs, 14 RBI and 12 runs scored. In the Buckeyes’ win at North Florida March 10, Dingler became the first Buckeye in three years to hit three long balls in one game. The game was named the No. 10 individual offensive performance of the season by Baseball America.