COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior outfielder Dominic Canzone was named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon. Canzone, from Sagamore Hills, Ohio, earns his first conference player of the week award and becomes first Buckeye to be recognized as the league’s top performer since Jacob Bosiokovic in 2016.
Canzone led the Buckeyes to a series win over No. 24 Michigan and 4-1 mark on the week after hitting .545 with seven runs scored, 12 hits, four RBI, two doubles, one triple, two homers and two walks. The OSU captain batted .643 (9-for-14) with a double, triple, two homers, four runs scored, four RBI and a 1.286 slugging against the top pitching team in the Big Ten over the weekend. Canzone extended his career-high reached base streak to 33 games and leads the Buckeyes with 16 multi-hit contests, while scoring a team-high 40 runs. Canzone, a two-time All-Big Ten selection, was recognized as Big Ten Freshman of the Week in 2017. Ohio State has now collected four weekly honors this season. In six games in his career vs. Michigan, Canzone is hitting .625 (15-for-24).
Huge night for our captain @dacanzone 💪
— Ohio State Baseball (@OhioStateBASE) April 13, 2019
The Buckeyes wrap up their five-game homestand with a midweek contest vs. Xavier at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
Dominic Canzone of @OhioStateBASE is the #B1GBaseball Player of the Week after hitting .545 with 12 hits, 4 RBI and scoring 7 runs to help the Buckeyes to a series win over No. 24 Michigan. pic.twitter.com/V5QUIIqJb7
— Big Ten Baseball (@B1Gbaseball) April 15, 2019